Kip Taylor
Biographical details
Ann Arbor, Michigan
DiedJuly 17, 2002
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Syracuse (ends)
Michigan State (ends)
Oregon State
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

LeVerne H. "Kip" Taylor (1909 – 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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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

Head coaching recordEdit

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


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