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Joe Taylor


Joe Taylor

Inducted 2019

Date of Birth



Washington, D.C.


Hampton University (1992-2007)

Florida A&M University (2008-2012)

Virginia Union University (1984-1991)

Howard University (1983-1983)


The all-time winningest coach in Hampton history, Joe Taylor compiled an impressive 233 wins during his standout 30-year career. His remarkable 70.6 winning percentage ranks in the top 10 in FCS coaching history. After one season as the head coach at Howard, Taylor took over the program at Virginia Union, where he won 60 games in eight seasons. Taylor shined during his tenure as Hampton's head coach from 1992-2007, posting a school record 136 wins while leading the Pirates to four SBN Black College National Championships. Taylor concluded his stellar coaching career at Florida A&M from 2008-12, where he became the first coach in school history to win 25 games in his first three seasons.


Wins 232

Losses 96

Ties 4

Career Highlights

  • 2006 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2005 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2004 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1997 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1993 AFCA District Coach of the Year
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