Lincroft, NJ - Brookdale Community College and the Athletic Department are happy to announce the hire of Trish Taylor as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation on November 1st, 2019. Prior to Taylor's current official role, she acted as the Assistant Director for two years while maintaining her initial position as the Administrative Assistant of Athletics and Recreation since 2010.
Taylor has over 12 years of experience in higher education working with college student-athletes as well as 10 years of experience in Brookdale Community College's athletic department serving various roles with increased responsibilities. Taylor has twice been the recipient of the Peer Recognition Award given by the Professional Development Committee in 2014 and 2019, and currently serves on the BCCAA Union as the Executive Board Secretary for the past three years. In her new position, Taylor will be responsible for Game Day Management for Intercollegiate Athletic Events, Athletic Website Management, and other duties assigned by the Director.
Taylor came to Brookdale from Brielle Sports Clubs in Wall, NJ where she spent a short stint as the club manager. Prior to her time at Brielle Sports Club, she was a physical education teacher for 8 years at Tower Hill School, Red Bank, NJ, and St. Margaret-McTernan School in Waterbury, CT for grades Pre-K to 8th grade. Trish also served as the Girl's Junior Varsity Basketball and Softball Coach for St. Margaret-McTernan in Waterbury, CT and previously for Brookfield High School, Brookfield, CT.
Taylor earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Western Connecticut State University in 1992 where she played on the number one nationally ranked women's basketball team as a two-year captain. Following WCSU, Trish received her Masters of Science Degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
A native of West Orange, NJ, and 1987 graduate of West Orange High School, Trish was named to her high school's Hall of Fame in 1999 for her accomplishments in basketball.
Trish currently resides in Wall, NJ, and has a 20-year-old son, Tommy, an 18-year-old son, Patrick and a 15-year-old daughter, Kelly.