The Love of Coaching
Jesse Taylor is a longtime volunteer coach for the City of Takoma Park Recreation Department’s athletic programs. Coach Jesse, as he is affectionately known, has coached and volunteered with several sports programs, including basketball, T-ball and flag football. Taylor is one of those volunteers that you can always count on to come back season after season ready to pour back into the youth. His energy, passion and patience are immeasurable, and this is what makes him such a popular pick for players and parents alike.
Jesse, who is also a former participant in the recreation department sports leagues, prides himself on taking opportunities to be a positive role model for those in and around the Takoma Park Community. This past summer, Coach Jesse (pictured with his team, far right), earned his very first Y.E.S. League Championship after several years of falling short. He often speaks on how important that championship was to the kids on his team because “they all felt like underdogs that weren’t supposed to be there.”
Coach Jesse has the innate ability to quickly build relationships and gain trust amongst his players. This attribute has allowed him to be a better teacher of the game, no matter what the sport is. The recreation department is so very appreciative to have wonderful coaches like Jesse Taylor, who continually dedicate countless hours to help aid in the success of young people. If interested in becoming a coach or participating in one of our upcoming sports programs, please visit us online at www.takomaparkmd.gov/government/recreation/ sports.
This article appeared in the March 2017 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.