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Citrus' Taylor resigns

Citing personal reasons, Citrus baseball coach Mike Taylor resigned Thursday, ending a 10-year association with the program.

Taylor, 40, has been the Hurricanes' head coach since 1998 and was an assistant from 1993 to 1997. He led Citrus to district titles in 1998 and 1999 and a state playoff appearance in 2000.

"It was a personal decision," Taylor said. "There is nothing that really came up. I'm not really going to elaborate, but we have good players and good parents. There hasn't been any problems. I've got no complaints and no gripes."

Taylor will remain at the school as a physical education teacher. His 16-year-old son, Robert, plays baseball and golf for Citrus.

"Coaching really is a year-round job and I haven't been able to spend much time with Robert in the last year and a half," Taylor said. "I'd like to do that because he's going to be gone soon. It's going to be nice to spend some time with him."

Pitching coach Brady Bogart is serving as interim coach. Citrus athletic director Vicki Overman could not be reached for comment.