From the ParraEels Website: JASON TAYLOR APPOINTED PARRAMATTA COACH 15 May 2006 Following the resignation of Brian Smith earlier today, the Board of the Parramatta National Rugby League Club has this evening met to appoint a replacement coach for the remainder of the 2006 season. Jason Taylor has since been offered the position of Head Coach, which he has accepted. "It is obviously a difficult situation, but the Board is confident Jason can guide the team for the remainder of the 2006 season," Parramatta Chief Executive Denis Fitzgerald said. "I'm excited by the opportunity that is in front of me. There is a real challenge for the players for the remainder of the season, and I'm confident there are great times ahead," Taylor said.