Kevin Taylor serves as the Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Athletic Communications at Point Park University. He is in his ninth year at the school with all nine including his athletic communications role and assistant athletic director role for the third year.
Taylor started at Point Park in July 2008. He assists in all aspects of athletics as Assistant Athletic Director. As Director of Athletic Communications he is the host of all media and game operations staff at home athletic events.
Taylor's athletic communications responsibilities include handling the day-to-day and game-day operations of Pioneers' sports information in addition to managing the athletic website, creating publications, writing press releases, directing the live video streaming on the Point Park Sports Network, managing social media platforms and reporting to conference and national offices.
During his time at Point Park, Taylor has led a re-design of the Point Park athletics website on two occasions, including the brand-new PointParkSports.com, launched the department's social media platforms for the first time ever, launched the university's first-ever live video streaming network for athletics, led the process of the developing the Pioneers' new athletic logo in 2011, overseen the selection of the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame and gained consistent media coverage for the school's sports teams in the Pittsburgh and regional media.
He is in his ninth year as a member of the College Sports Information Director's of America and the NAIA-Sports Information Director's Association. Under his guidance, the Point Park atheltic website has twice been named by NAIA-SIDA among the top-10 in-house web sites in the NAIA.
Taylor is also the SID at the River States Conference, Point Park's athletic conference. In that role, he oversees the sports information efforts of the conference such as maintaining RiverStatesConference.com, writing the leagues press releases and coordinating various things on a weekly and yearly basis such as awards, championships, records and standings. He has been that role the last two years.
Prior to his time at Point Park, Taylor served as a student assistant in the IUP sports information office from 2002-2007 while pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in sports administration. The final year of his tenure at IUP included a graduate assistantship.
At IUP he assisted with all aspects of sports information. The sports the he helped to cover included football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse. His primary responsibilities included assisting with game and event management, official scoring and writing content for publications.
While completing his education, Taylor served as a sports writer at The Indiana Gazette for five years of service. Primary duties included covering sports on the professional, college, high school and youth levels.
Highlights from his time at The Gazette include covering the Pittsburgh Pirates, covering the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, writing a weekly Sunday column on golf, serving as the beat writer for local college basketball and serving as one of the newspaper's top writers for high school football, basketball and baseball.
After completing his graduate degree in August 2007, Taylor spent the next 10 months working in the activities and recreation department of Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort, a timeshare resort in Orlando.
A native of Indiana, Pa., Taylor resides in Pittsburgh. He and his wife Meagan were married Jan. 7, 2011 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.