Lewis-Clark State baseball welcomes Jake Taylor back
LEWISTON, ID —
Sometimes going off a gut feel and not overthinking is the best thing to do.
Less than two weeks ago, Lewis-Clark State and its head baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins announced: this season will be Robbins last at LCSC.
Fast-forward 10 days later and the Warrior’s future is a little brighter.
“It feels, amazing,” the next head baseball coach of Lewis-Clark State Jake Taylor said when asked about how it feels to return to the L-C Valley.
Taylor grew up in the Portland area, but came to LCSC when Ed Cheff recruited him in the early 90s.
“I didn’t know if I should cry or scream,” Taylor said when he was offered the job. “To be the next one in the line to carry the torch carry on the tradition of LC Warrior baseball is a humbling and exciting experience all at the same time.”
L-C State has reasons to believe that Taylor can carry on the winning tradition.
He was on the 1992 NAIA World Series team and once he left LCSC, he coached high school baseball all around the Gem State.
Currently, he coaches down in Boise and while he’s been in the Treasure Valley, he’s won two state titles and an American Legion title.
Also, two time Idaho coach of the year.
When asked about his accomplishments, it’s a lot like Jeremiah Robbin’s response: it’s all about the players.
“I’d like to think that they’re certain recipes that equal success and fall right in line with this program here,” Taylor said.
Coming in with more than 20 years of coaching experience, LCSC Athletic Director Brooke Cushman said he was the best fit for the job.
“It was a no brainer for us,” Cushman said. “The recommendation from coach Robbins, in regards to his character and work ethic was the stamp of approval I needed.”
Taylor’s first official day will be July 1 and in the meantime, he said that he’ll be “picking” Robbins’ “brain” about the program and reaching out to coaches, getting ready for his collegiate coaching debut.
With his journey from playing for the Warriors to now coaching the same program, it’s now come full circle.
“I’m just super excited to get started,” Taylor said.
Last words of the interview from Taylor? Go Warriors.