Alva Tabor
Biographical details
Born(1925-10-16)October 16, 1925
DiedAugust 2002 (aged 76)
Fort Valley, Georgia
Playing career
Head coaching record

Alva Tabor Jr. (October 16, 1925 – August 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Wiley College from 1954 to 1955, Fort Valley State University from 1957 to 1959, Southern University from 1969 to 1971, and Virginia State University in 1980, compiling a career college football coaching record of 41–40–4. Tabor was an assistant at Southern from 1962 to 1966. In 1967, he became a scout and assistant coach for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).[1] Tabor was hired in 1972 as an assistant coach in charge of special teams for the Cleveland Browns of the (NFL). He was the first African-American hired as a full-time coach for the team.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wiley Wildcats () (1954–1955)
1954 Wiley 2–5
1955 Wiley 3–7
Wiley: 8–12
Fort Valley State Wildcats (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1957–1959)
1957 Fort Valley State 6–3
1958 Fort Valley State 5–2–1
1959 Fort Valley State 5–3–1
Fort Valley State: 18–8–2
Southern Jaguars (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (1969–1971)
1969 Southern 6–2–1 5–1–1 2nd
1970 Southern 5–5–1 2–3–1 T–4th
1971 Southern 3–7 1–5 T–6th
Fort Valley State: 14–14–2 8–9–2
Virginia State Trojans (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1980)
1980 Virginia State 1–8 1–5
Virginia State: 1–8 1–5
Total: 41–40–4
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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