C.J. "Pete" Taylor

Born: August 18, 1918

Died: May 15, 2011

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Year of Induction: 1990


College Career

Southern Mississippi (1941, 1945-1947)

• Played football, baseball, basketball

• Member of undefeated football team, 9-0-1 record (’41)


Coaching Career

Holy Cross High School, New Orleans (1947-1948)
St. Louis University High School, St. Louis (1948-1955)

• 3 city championships

Southern Mississippi (1955-1984)

• Assistant football coach (’55-’65)

• Head baseball coach (’59-’83)

• Track coach

• Assistant athletic director (’65-’84)

• USM baseball facility named Pete Taylor Park (’85)


Did You Know?

Pete Taylor played prep school ball at St. Stanislaus High School with future Heisman Trophy winner Doc Blanchard, also a member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

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