2013 Wake Forest
2012 New Mexico
2011 Central Michigan
2009-10 Illinois State
2008 Eastern Michigan
Graduate Assistant Wide Receivers
2007 Central Washington
Taylor Stubblefield, a former consensus All-American and an NCAA record-setting wide receiver during his playing days, is Utah's new receivers coach. Stubblefield, who spent the 2013 season in the same capacity at Wake Forest, brings a diverse coaching background to the U.
In his seven seasons as a receivers coach at the NCAA level, Stubblefield has worked on the East and West coasts, the Midwest and the Mountain West.
"Taylor will be an asset for us both on the field and through his recruiting ties across the country," said head coach Kyle Whittingham when he announced the hiring on Feb. 12, 2014.
The Yakima, Wash., native's coaching timeline began at Central Washington (2007), followed by stints at Eastern Michigan (as a graduate assistant in 2008), Illinois State (2009-10), Central Michigan (2011), New Mexico (2012) and Wake Forest (2013).
Last season at Wake Forest, his leading receiver, Michael Campanaro, was named second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference. While at Central Michigan, Stubblefield coached three third-team all-Mid-American Conference receivers in Titus Davis, Courtney Williams and Cody Wilson. Davis was a Phil Steele Freshman All-American.
In his two years at Illinois State, Stubblefield mentored three all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorees, including first-team wide-out Eyad Salem. Salem set a school record for receptions in a season with 92. Stubblefield also had two receivers named to the MVFC all-Newcomer team during his time at Illinois State.
Stubblefield was a 2004 consensus All-American at Purdue and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. His 316 career receptions from 2001-04 set an NCAA record and his 3,629 career receiving yards ranks second in Big Ten history. His 16 touchdown receptions in 2004 set a Purdue single-season record. His record-setting performance against Washington State in the 2001 Sun Bowl (nine receptions, Sun Bowl-record 196 yards, two touchdowns, Sun Bowl-record 244 all-purpose yards) earned him a spot on the Sun Bowl's 75th anniversary team. After college, Stubblefield spent the 2005-06 seasons in the professional ranks with the Carolina Panthers, the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the St. Louis Rams.
Bachelor's in organizational leadership and supervision
Hometown: Yakima, Wash.
Birthdate: Jan. 21, 1982