Lionel Taylor

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
14 124-82-2 60.10% 12-8 60.00%

Biography

Career Summary

Lionel Taylor was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1970 to 1990, finishing his career as the passing game coordinator/tight ends coach of the Cleveland Browns. Over his fourteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 124-82-2.

Playing Career

Taylor played wide receiver while at college.

Personal Information

Taylor was born on Thursday, August 15, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1990 Cleveland Browns Passing Game Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1989 Cleveland Browns Wide Receivers Coach 9-6-1 1-1
1981 Los Angeles Rams Offensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1980 Los Angeles Rams Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1979 Los Angeles Rams Wide Receivers Coach 9-7-0 2-1
1978 Los Angeles Rams Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1977 Los Angeles Rams Wide Receivers Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 12-2-0 3-0
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 10-3-1 3-0
1973 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1972 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 11-3-0 1-1
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1970 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 5-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as a coordinator: 2
  • Championships won: 1974 and 1975
  • Conference Championships won: 1974, 1975, and 1979
  • Past teams coached for: Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • College Attended: New Mexico Highlands Cowboys
  • Positions Played: Wide Receiver
  • Date of Birth: Thursday, August 15, 1935 (86 years old), Kansas City, Missouri
  • Lionel Taylor was the first African American offensive coordinator in NFL history.