Virginia Union University President Dr. Claude G. Perkins named Joe Taylor as the ninth Director of Athletics in a press conference held on Wednesday, December 11, in the L. Douglas Wilder Library on the VUU campus in Richmond, Va.


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Coach Joe Taylor is considered a legend in college football. He has won 4 National Championships, 14 Conference Championships, 7 Bowl Games, and has a lifetime win-loss record of 233-96-4.


As a head football coach he has impacted the lives of thousands of young men over his forty years of coaching. He was the head football coach at Florida A&M University from 2008-2012, and prior to FAMU, he was the head football coach at Hampton University from 1992 to 2007. He was appointed interim athletics director at Hampton in 2005.  He was also the head coach at Virginia Union University from 1984 to 1991 where he won one conference title on his way to an overall record of 60-19-3 (.750).


Coach Taylor has been elected to three Halls of Fame: Western Illinois University, Virginia Union University, and The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Coach Taylor has served on numerous committees for American Football Coaches Association, served on the Board of Trustees, and became their president in 2001.

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