One and Done

Former Cardinals and Sun Devils receiver Kerry Taylor was let go by Arcadia High school after one season.

PHOENIX (3TV/ CBS 5) -- Former Sun Devils and Cardinals receiver Kerry Taylor appeared to have Arcadia High School pointed in the right direction. After going 0-10 two years ago, Taylor led the Titans to six wins in 2018. Told he wasn't a "good fit," Taylor was let go on Friday in the late afternoon.

"They said I wasn't meeting their expectations on the things that they set," Taylor told Arizona's Family. "They were upset that I wrote a statement. They just told me I wasn't fit to be the coach at Arcadia. Then they asked for my keys and had security escort me out the door."

Taylor was outspoken on social media, defending a recent report that one of his coaches was breaking AIA rules.

Taylor's team took part in a passing league competition on Saturday.  Their old coach watched from a distance.

Many of Taylor's players and members of the Arcadia community have come to Taylor's defense.

A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. Many of Taylor's supporters are expected to demand he be reinstated. Taylor isn't sure what will happen.

"I couldn't tell you. I think there's been about a million different outcomes that everyone has talked about. It's one of those things that I approach just like football. I control the things I can control. Everything that's outside of my hands, I try not to worry about. I've done everything I could have done since I stepped on campus. If I'm ever brought back to campus, or if I decide to come back, then I'll keep on with what I started with," said Taylor, who played high school football at Chandler Hamilton. "If I don't, then God has a plan. Everything happens for a reason, and we'll move forward from there."

 


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