Sam B. Taylor
|Sam B. Taylor|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
In 1943, Taylor was named the "Supervisor of Negro Education" for the state of Kentucky. He was one of the primary educators in the state of Kentucky responsible for de-segregation of public schools after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954.
Prairie View A&M
Taylor was the fourth head college football coach for the Prairie View A&M University Panthers located in Prairie View, Texas and he held that position for thirteen seasons, from 1931 until 1943. His career coaching record at Prairie View was 69 wins, 32 losses, and 15 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him second at Prairie View in total wins and sixth at Prairie View in winning percentage (.659).
Taylor later went on to be named the 13th head coach at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky and he held that position for four seasons, from 1959 until 1962. His coaching record at Kentucky State was 15 wins, 20 losses, and 1 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him eighth at Kentucky State in total wins and 13th at Kentucky State in winning percentage (0.431).
He died after a long illness in a Lexington hospital in 1966.
- University of Kentucky Libraries, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database
- Reactions to Brown v The Board of Education, Leigh S. Andrews, 2005
- Prairie View A&M University coaching records
- "Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University Directory". The Sports Network.
- Kentucky State University coaching records
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