Former University of South Florida track and field star Taylar Stallings was hired as an assistant coach with the USF track and field program in Feb. 2010 and will begin her second full season with the Bulls during the 2011-12 campaign.
Stallings, one of USF's all-time best throwers, assists in all areas of the program, specifically helping coach the throws and multi-events and assisting with the team's overall conditioning.
Her career at USF was highlighted by a pair of stints at the NCAA Championships.
Stallings finished 13th in the nation in the discus as a senior at the 2008 NCAA Championships. She also competed at the championships her junior year in 2006, where she finished 24th in the discus.
She earned All-BIG EAST honors in 2006 in the discus when she placed third and in 2008 in the shot put when she took second. She also finished third in the discus in 2005 in Conference USA and earned all-conference honors in the shot put in 2004.
Stallings ranks second all-time at USF in the discus (173-2) and the hammer (186-1), while also ranking third in the shot put (48-7.25) and fourth in the weight throw (58-0.5) in USF's indoor record book.
Since her graduation, Stallings has volunteered her time coaching with the USF track and field program as well as with local high schools. Overall, Stallings has coached at the high school level for more than seven years, dating back to her first years at USF.
In addition, the former two-time All-Conference USA honoree is a certified personal fitness trainer and a professional powerlifter who ranked second in the World Power Rankings (Raw) by Powerlifting Watch after totaling 1,245 pounds in three lifts in early 2010.
A 2008 USF graduate with a degree in psychology, Stallings was born June 25, 1985 in Chattanooga, Tenn.