University of Wyoming soccer program adds Taylor Burton to staff
LARAMIE, Wyo. – University of Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer head coach Colleen Boyd announced the addition of former Cowgirl Taylor Burton to the staff as the Assistant Director of Player Development. Burton comes to Laramie after spending time on the staff at the University of Evansville.
“We are thrilled to have Taylor join our staff at Wyoming,” Boyd said. “Taylor was a very accomplished and impactful player during her career at UW and was an integral part of the 2018 teams Mountain West conference championship. She is passionate about the game, organized, eager to learn and brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the table. Having her around to help mentor and engage our student athletes while also providing assistance in the office is going to be a huge asset to our program and I am very excited to witness her positive impact in this role.”
She helped lead the Cowgirls to a share of the Mountain West regular-season championship in 2018. It marked the first regular-season championship for Cowgirl soccer. That team went on to tie the school record for wins in a season with 12.
Burton was a standout for the Cowgirls from 2015-18. As a senior, Burton was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, as she became the first Cowgirl in school history to do so. She also earned First Team All-Mountain West honors and earned First Team All-Pacific accolades.
“I’m so thankful to have an opportunity to be back in Laramie and be part of this team again,” Burton said. “Being a student-athlete at the University of Wyoming was unforgettable. Being on the other side is different, but I’m thrilled to have such an amazing staff and team to be able to work with. I’m so proud to be able to represent the Brown and Gold again.”
She ranks in the Top-11 all-time in Wyoming history in games played, games started and game-winning goals. She recorded nearly 6,500 minutes of play during her career in the Brown and Gold.
She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in elementary education and teaching.