Zeke Traylor returns for his tenth season with the Tigers after one year of teaching at Harry F. Byrd Middle School in Richmond and coaching at Mills Godwin High School. In 2006, Traylor served one season as a Hampden-Sydney graduate assistant, working primarily with the offensive line.
Last season, Traylor had two All-ODAC honorees, including First Team selection Wesley Spencer. His unit also helped the Tigers to 400 yards of offense and nearly 30 points-per-game.
In 2015, Traylor had two All-ODAC selections, including a First Team selection (P.J. Melnick) for the seventh season. His offensive line helped the Tiger offense over 400 yards-per-game with 155.5 coming on the ground. His line also helped the pass game produce 258.1 yards-per-game, while the Tigers put up over 27 points-per-game.
In 2014, Traylor produced an All-ODAC honoree (P.J. Melnick) for the seventh straight year while his unit again helped the Tigers' to a successful offensive year. Traylor's line helped the team put up nearly 35 points-per-game with 403.5 yards each week. Through the air, the Tigers threw for 276.5 yards-per-game, and on the ground, they produced 126.9 yards.
In 2013, Traylor had three All-ODAC selections for the first time in his tenure with Will Ferrell, Joey Partin, and C.J. Wade earning First, Second, and Third Team honors, respectively. Traylor's line yet again helped the Tigers lead the conference in offensive output, with a conference leading 34.2 points-per-game, 444.7 yards-per-game, 294.2 passing yards-per-game, 27 passing touchdowns, and 30 rushing touchdowns. The line also paved the way for 150.4 rushing yards-per-game.
In 2012, Traylor had another solid season with the offensive line and coached his second consecutive First Team All-American in junior Will Ferrell. As a unit, Traylor's line helped the Tigers lead the ODAC in scoring offense (36.5 ppg) and finish second in total offense with 429.6 yards-per-game. On the ground, the Tigers were fourth best in the league with 157.8 yards-per-game.
In 2011, Traylor saw much success on the offensive line producing two First Team All-ODAC selections in Ben Rogers and Will Ferrell. Rogers also became the first First Team All-America pick under Traylor's tutelage. As a unit, Traylor's offensive line helped the Tigers lead the league with 42 points-per-game. The Tigers were also second in total offense (474.5 ypg), first in passing offense (334 ypg). On the ground, the numbers went up from the season before with the Tiges running for 140.5 ypg.
In 2010, Traylor's offensive line helped the Tigers amass 413.1 yards-per-game, over 100 rushing ypg and an ODAC-best 307.6 passing ypg. Traylor also produced a First Team All-ODAC selection for the third consecutive year in Ben Rogers. Senior Clay Parker was also named All-ODAC earning Second Team honors.
In 2009, Traylor's offensive line was a big part of the Tiger's ODAC leading 411.5 yards-per-game, 310 passing ypg, and 135.4 passing efficiency. Hampden-Sydney was also third in sacks-against allowing just 15 on the season.
In 2008, Traylor served his first season as offensive line coach for the Tigers. Traylor's offensive line was a vital part in the Tiger's ODAC leading 360.9 passing yards per game, 470.5 total yards per game, and a 134.8 passing efficiency which was second in conference. Hampden-Sydney was also third in sacks-against giving up just 15 on the season.
Traylor was a three-year letterman (2003-2005) for the Hampden-Sydney football team during his tenure as a student. As a senior in 2005, Traylor earned a multitude of honors, including the J. Stokeley Fulton Award, First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State, First Team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-South Region, Second Team D3football.com All-South Region and Honorable Mention Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American. That season, Traylor helped Hampden-Sydney to an 8-2 overall record.
Traylor graduated from Hampden-Sydney in the spring of 2006 with a B.A. in history.
Following graduation, Traylor worked as a graduate assistant on the Tiger staff for the 2006 season before moving to Richmond, where he served as the offensive and defensive line coach at Mills Godwin in the fall of 2007 and taught social studies at Byrd Middle.
Traylor and his wife Adrienne reside in Farmville with their two children, Taylor (20) and Tyler (20).