Hamilton College recently hired Jim Taylor as its sports information director. Taylor will be responsible for publicity of the college's 28 intercollegiate athletic programs.
Taylor spent the previous year working for the Chicago Tribune as an editorial assistant in the prep sports department. Prior to that position, he was director of media relations and publications at Notre Dame High School for Boys in north suburban Chicago from 1999-2002.
Taylor's previous sports information experience includes three years as director at DeSales University (1996-99), which is affiliated with NCAA Division III. He served as sport communications assistant at Division I Lehigh University during the 1995-96 school year. Taylor was also sports information director at his alma mater, Utica College of Syracuse University, during his junior and senior years before graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism studies in 1995.
The native of Farmington, Maine, has a wealth of previous newspaper reporting experience. In addition to his work at the Tribune, Taylor wrote for the Pioneer Press, a weekly publication serving Chicago's suburban communities. In 2001 he covered Prospect High School's undefeated run to the school's first-ever state football title.
Locally, Taylor was a freelancer and part-time sports reporter at the Utica Observer-Dispatch from 1992-95. He also freelanced for the Oneida Dispatch in 1994.
Taylor resides in New Hartford with his wife, Amy.
Hamilton College is affiliated with NCAA Division III, the New England Small College Athletic Conference, Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association and East Coast Athletic Conference.