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Frederick Rankin “Fred” Taylor

  • Birth 3 Dec 1924 Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 6 Jan 2002 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot New Cemetery 1946 addition, Section 18
  • Memorial ID 22086578

Professional Baseball Player, College Basketball Coach. After serving in the United States Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, he played basketball at Ohio State University. He was the starting forward on the 1950 Big Ten Championship Team. He played professional baseball from 1950 to 1952 with the Washington Senators. In 1958, he came back to Ohio State as an assistant basketball coach. In 1950 he was named head basketball coach, and in 1960, he led the Buckeyes to the NCAA Championship. He took his team to three straight NCAA Final Fours; no coach had ever done that before. He was named coach of the year in 1961 and 1962 by both the United Press International and the United States Basketball Writers Association. In 1986 he was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bio by: Brent Nimmo


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  • Originally Created by: Brent Nimmo
  • Added: 10 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22086578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Rankin “Fred” Taylor (3 Dec 1924–6 Jan 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22086578, citing Union Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .