Joe Taylor; HALL OF FAMER!

Virginia Union Athletic Director Joe Taylor has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall Of Fame.

This is an extremely humbling experience,” said Taylor, who has been the Athletic Director at VUU since 2013. “This is the result of not just myself, but of many people. It really shows that hard work does not go unnoticed.”

The announcement of the 2019 Class was made live on on Monday, January 7, on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” from Santa Clara, California, the site of the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship.

Taylor will be inducted on December 10, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The all-time winningest coach in Hampton history, Taylor compiled an impressive 233 wins overall during his standout 30-year career. His remarkable 70.6 winning percentage ranks in the top 10 in FCS coaching history.

After one season as the head coach at Howard, Taylor took over the program at Virginia Union, where he won 60 games in eight seasons. His best season with the Panthers was in 1986 when he guided the team to the CIAA title, an 11-1 record and a trip to the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Taylor also guided Virginia Union to the playoffs during a 10-2 season in 1990 and an 8-3 season in 1991.