Big city life to small town coach

Getting to know Coach Taylor

Holden Loper, Reporter

Head Football Coach George Taylor is new to the school area. Taylor arrived at West Hardin on May 17. He teaches government and speech and coaches power-lifting.

“I moved to this school not only because of the job as the head coach but because of the small town atmosphere. I grew up in a small town community like this one. I like teaching in a school like this one that is combined by many small communities,” Taylor said.

The West Hardin Oilers have 33 football players in the program, and West Hardin is a Nike school. The Oilers team consists of 14 seniors, 5 juniors, 4 sophomores and 10 freshman. The Oilers won against their rival Hull-Daisetta last week. The Oilers have some big games coming up against Grapeland, Rose Hill Christian, and Evadale.

“I like that they are doing the things for homecoming and the bonfire but besides that it’s another football game, and we are ready. We got some people who are bringing some steak and potatoes,” Taylor said.

Coach Taylor wants people to know that he wants the community to come support the Oilers at the football games. 

“These kids work hard,” Taylor said.