Rick Taylor (American football)

American football player and coach, college athletics administrator

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Rick Taylor
Biographical details
Born (1941-09-16) September 16, 1941 (age 81)
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966–1967Hofstra (assistant)
1968–1970Lehigh (assistant)
1971–1976Dartmouth (assistant)
1977–1984Boston University
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1984–1988Boston University
Head coaching record
Tournaments1–3 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
4 Yankee Conference (1980, 1982–1984)

Charles F. "Rick" Taylor (born September 19, 1941) is a former American football coach and college athletics administrator. He was the most successful head coach Boston University history after his stint from 1977 to 1984. He compiled an overall record of 55–32–1, including four Yankee Conference championships in a five-year span. Taylor also led the Terriers to at least eight wins on four occasions. Taylor retired from football after the 1984 season but remained the school's athletic director for four more years.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Boston University Terriers (Yankee Conference) (1977–1984)
1977 Boston University 3–7 1–4 T–4th
1978 Boston University 6–4 2–3 4th
1979 Boston University 8–1–1 4–1 T–1st
1980 Boston University 9–2 5–0 1st
1981 Boston University 6–5 3–2 3rd
1982 Boston University 5–6 3–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1983 Boston University 9–4 4–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Quarterfinal
1984 Boston University 9–3 4–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
Boston University: 55–32–1 26–14
Total: 55–32–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Rick Taylor, who has led the Boston University Terriers..." UPI. November 29, 1984. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
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