SIDA Spotlight: Ave Maria (Fla.) SID Taylor Hodge

SIDA Spotlight: Ave Maria (Fla.) SID Taylor Hodge

Name: Taylor Hodge


School: Ave Maria University


Conference: The Sun Conference


Number of Years in the Sports Information Field: 8


Tell us a little bit about yourself: I grew up in Michigan and graduated from Davenport University. I started working in the Sports Information office at Davenport as an undergrad and then on into grad school. After an internship at the University Alabama at Birmingham, I became the Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director at Ave Maria University in September 2013. I have since added golf coach to my resume and have coached our men's and women's golf teams the past three season. In my free time, I like photography, sketching, and traveling. I have made it to seven countries and counting. I am never far from a coffee pot and am engaged to be married next June.


Favorite Hobby: Golf 


Favorite Professional Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals


Favorite Color: Navy 


Favorite Vacation Destination: Spain          


Favorite Style of Music: Country                  


Favorite Athlete of All Time: Peyton Manning         


Favorite Author: John Feinstein        


Favorite Car: Volkswagen Passat      


Favorite Quote: "There is more to life than increasing itsf speed." - Ghandi          


Favorite Memory as an SID: In Ave Maria's first football game on campus, we scored two touchdowns in the final 38 seconds to defeat NCAA DII Florida Tech 45-41. We scored with 38 seconds left, recovered the onside kick and scored as time expired to win the game.