Kip Taylor

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Leverne Harrison Taylor
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born November 25, 1907
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Died July 17, 2002
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Playing career
1927–1930 Michigan
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946 Syracuse (ends)
1947–1948 Michigan State (ends)
1949–1954 Oregon State
Head coaching record
Overall 20–36

Leverne Harrison Taylor (November 25, 1907 – July 17, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Oregon State College, now Oregon State University, from 1949 to 1954, compiling a record of 20–36.

Playing career[edit]

Taylor earned all-state honors in football and basketball at Ann Arbor High School. He attended the University of Michigan, graduating with an education degree in 1931. There he played right end for the Wolverines. Taylor scored the first touchdown at Michigan Stadium in 1927.

Coaching career[edit]

Taylor’s teams had a 20–36 record in his six seasons guiding the Beavers, but that included a 5–1 record against Oregon. One of his highlights include upsetting eighth ranked Michigan State, 25–20, when they were three-touchdown underdogs.

Later life[edit]

Taylor managed the Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon, and the University of Michigan Golf Course before retiring in 1972.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oregon State Beavers (Pacific Coast Conference) (1949–1954)
1949 Oregon State 7–3 5–3 5th
1950 Oregon State 3–6 2–5 8th
1951 Oregon State 4–6 3–5 6th
1952 Oregon State 2–7 1–6 9th
1953 Oregon State 3–6 3–5 6th
1954 Oregon State 1–8 1–6 T–8th
Oregon State: 20–36 15–30
Total: 20–36



  1. ^ "Kip Taylor". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06.