The Big Green Scholarship Foundation announced February 3rd the addition of Kenova native Taylor Strickland as the organization's new assistant director of athletic development. Strickland joins the Big Green after spending four seasons as an assistant volleyball coach at Marshall.
"We are so fortunate to have Taylor back on our Big Green staff," said John Sutherland, Associate Athletic Director for Development and Executive Director of the Big Green. "She did an outstanding job in growing our M Club during her tenure with us as a graduate assistant and her experiences as a former Marshall student-athlete and coach make her a perfect fit for this position.
"She has great people skills and will help us build our membership to the level we need to be."
Strickland played two seasons of volleyball at Marshall and was a member of the 2007 team that won the regular season Conference USA title. She also spent two years as a graduate assistant in the Big Green offices, from 2011-2013, before accepting a role as an assistant to head coach Mitch Jacobs in the Herd's volleyball program. Strickland will join Sutherland, Assistant Athletic Director for Development Teddy Kluemper and Associate Director of Development Doug Wallace in the Big Green offices.
"I can't thank John, Teddy and Doug enough for believing in me and giving me this opportunity," Strickland said. "I'm excited to stay at Marshall. I can't thank Mitch Jacobs enough for giving me my first chance as a Marshall volleyball coach."
Strickland's duties with the Big Green will include fundraising, M Club, reunions and marketing.
Strickland is a 2010 graduate of Marshall (Biology), and received her Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Marshall in 2013. She also spent five seasons as an assistant volleyball coach at Spring Valley High School.