“Just to be considered as one of the coaches for this game is an honor,” Taylor said. “It’s humbling. Really, I don’t (know) what to think. I’m thankful and grateful just to be given the opportunity.” Taylor, who is in his seventh year as the Toreadors’ coach and 19th overall with the program, is the first coach from the area to be selected for the McDonald’s All-American game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I mean, we’re talking about the biggest high school game in the world and they want me to be coach … wow. It’s unbelievable. It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Taylor said. “As a coach, people either love you or hate you so it’s nice to know that someone out there on the national level has recognized what I’ve done at Taft.” – Sean Ceglinsky Taft High of Woodland Hills boys’ basketball coach Derrick Taylor has been selected as a coach for the 2007 McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Game, March 28 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Although no official announcement has been made, Taylor confirmed Thursday that the event’s organizers have chosen him to coach the West team for the 30th annual boys’ game.