Taylor Embree begins his first season with the New York Jets after joining Robert Saleh's staff as the running backs coach on January 21, 2021. For Embree, 2021 is his fifth season coaching in the NFL, returning after a season in college football.
Before joining the Jets, Embree coached tight ends at Colorado (2020), overseeing a group that was a part of the seventh-best rushing offense among Power Five schools that season. The Buffaloes finished a Pac-12 shortened season at 3-1, one of only three teams with just one conference loss.
An offensive quality control coach worked with the tight ends for three seasons with San Francisco (2017-19), Embree helped George Kittle register 2,945 yards receiving, the second-most of any tight end in that span, including a then NFL record for a tight end with 1,377 receiving yards (2019).
In his first season coaching in the NFL (2016), Embree worked on the defensive side of the ball as a defensive assistant with Kansas City. That season, the Chiefs defense produced a league-leading 104 passes defensed while tying for the most interceptions with 18.
Embree began his coaching career at UNLV (2012), before returning to his alma mater, UCLA (2013-14).
A wide receiver for four seasons at UCLA, Embree finished his career with 137 receptions, then the eighth most in school history, for 1,776 yards. He was signed as undrafted by the Chargers, averaging 24.7 yards per catch in the preseason before being waived at roster cutdowns.
Embree and his wife, Kristina Madsen, have two children, son, Grayson, and daughter, Peri. His father, Jon, is the assistant head coach/tight ends coach with the 49ers, and has coached in college and the NFL since 1993 following his time as an NFL tight end with the Rams and Seahawks. His brother, Connor, is a defensive assistant with the Chiefs.
New York Jets | 2021-Present
Running Backs - 2021-Present
Colorado | 2020
Tight Ends - 2020
San Francisco 49ers | 2017-19
Quality Control (Offense) - 2017-19
Kansas City Chiefs | 2016
Defensive Assistant - 2016
UCLA | 2013-14
Graduate Assistant (Offense) - 2014
Graduate Assistant (Defense) - 2013
UNLV | 2012
Graduate Assistant (Offense) - 2012
San Diego Chargers (Wide Receiver) - 2012
UCLA (Wide Receiver) - 2008-11