Another member of the Vanderbilt Commodores support staff is joining the Texas Longhorns and new head coach Steve Sarkisian with the addition of Taylor Searels as the Director of Recruiting Operations.
Inside Texas previously reported the hire.
An Auburn grad and the daughter of former Texas offensive line coach Stacy Searels, who coached under Mack Brown from 2011-13, Searels worked with Texas Chief of Staff Jason Grooms in Nashville.
Searels hasn’t confirmed her new destination, but she did post messages on Friday saying goodbye to Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt Football will forever hold a special place in my heart.— Taylor Searels (@taylor_searels) February 26, 2021
I am so thankful to @CoachDerekMason & @Coach_Lea for taking a chance on me & surrounding me with the best people each and everyday.
Lotta love for the Commodores, forever. ⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/AKfz8KKWZK
At Vanderbilt, her title was the on-campus recruiting coordinator and she was responsible for assisting “with all matters involving to Vanderbilt’s on-campus recruiting effort, from coordinating official visits to organizing campus tours and scheduling meetings with key athletics and university staff.”
Searels previously spent more than three years as a student recruiting assistant at Auburn.