Edwin R. Taber
Biographical details
Cass County, Indiana
DiedFebruary 16, 1916
North Yakima, Washington[1]
Alma materWabash (1885)
Head coaching record

Edwin R. Taber (1863 – February 16, 1916) was an American football coach. He was the first head football coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, serving for one season, in 1884 season, and compiling a record of 1–0. [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]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wabash Little Giants (Independent) (1884)
1884 Wabash 1–0
Wabash: 1–0
Total: 1–0
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. Logansport Journal-Tribune, February 17, 1916, Logansport, Indiana,
  2. Wabash College coaching records Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  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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