LeVerne H. "Kip" Taylor
- July 17
) was an American football
coach at Oregon State University
from 1949 to 1954.
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. He played right end for the Wolverines. Taylor scored the first touchdown in Michigan Stadium
He was only 3 years old when he scored the 1st TD in Michigan Stadium, just goes to show the athlete he was. It is a fete that has not been duplicated since.
Taylor’s teams had a 20-36-0 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 University
25-20, where they were three touchdown underdogs.
Taylor managed the Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore., and the University of Michigan Golf Course before retiring in 1972.
Head coaching record