Edwin R. Taber

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Edwin R. Taber
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1863
Cass County, Indiana
Died February 16, 1916
North Yakima, Washington[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1884 Wabash
Head coaching record
Overall 1–0

Edwin R. Taber was the first head football coach for the Wabash College Little Giants located in Crawfordsville, Indiana and he held that position for the 1884 season. His career coaching record at Wabash was 1 wins, 0 losses, and 0 ties. As of completion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 26th at Wabash in total wins and first at Wabash in winning percentage (1.000). [2][3]

Taber was a student-coach of the team. The one game he coached was played on October 25, 1884 against Butler University at the Indianapolis Baseball Park.[4] Wabash won the game 4–0[5] and completed the first intercollegiate football game in the history of the state of Indiana.[6]


  1. ^ Logansport Journal-Tribune, Thursday, February 17, 1916, Logansport, Indiana, United States Of America
  2. ^ Wabash College coaching records
  3. ^ Wabash College football all-time scores
  4. ^ Ancestry.com Edwin R. Taber
  5. ^ College Football Data Warehouse 1884 Wabash College vs Butler University football game
  6. ^ The Paper of Montgomery County "Reaching a milestone-Wabash to play in school’s 1,000th game", John Groth, November 2, 2006

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