Sam B. Taylor

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Sam B. Taylor
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Died April 1966
Lexington, Kentucky
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Prairie View
Kentucky State
Head coaching record
Overall 84-52-16
College Football Data Warehouse

Samuel Brown Taylor was an educator and college football coach in the United States. His career record was 84 wins, 52 losses, and 16 ties.


In 1943, Taylor was named the "Supervisor of Negro Education" for the state of Kentucky.[1] 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.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Prairie View A&M[edit]

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).[3][4]

Kentucky State[edit]

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).[5]

He died after a long illness in a Lexington hospital in 1966.[6]


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