Willie Taggart is a former American college football player who current serves as head coach for the Florida State University Seminoles. Willie Taggart was born on August 27, 1976, in Palmetto, Florida. As a senior, Taggart was a first-team all state selection and all-conference selection at Bradenton Manatee High School in Florida. After graduating high school, Taggart attended Western Kentucky University and became the school’s star quarterback from 1995 through 1998. T
aggart was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award which is given annually for the best offensive play in I-AA football. Taggart stayed on at the school after graduation, serving as an assistant coach under the Hilltopper’s head coach Jack Harbaugh. In 2006, Taggart became running backs coach at Stanford under head coach Jim Harbaugh. In 2010, Taggart returned to his alma mater as head coach. Taggart took over as head coach at the University of South Florida in 2012 where he worked until 2016, when he became head coach at the University of Oregon. Taggart’s hiring at Oregon was said to draw attention to the limited number of Black head coaches in major college football. In 2017, Willie Taggart became the first permanent Black head coach at Florida State.
|Birth Date:||27 Aug, 1976|
|Occupations:||American football player|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Description:||American college football coach, quarterback|
|Net Worth 2021:||18 million|