Southeast celebrates life & legacy of coach Carl Taylor

WICHITA, Kansas – Sports fans, athletes, co-workers, family members, along with coaches past & present remembered coach Carl Taylor at a memorial on Saturday.

Held at Wichita Southeast H.S., the tribute honored the longtime coach who passed away earlier this month

Taylor served as boys basketball coach at Southeast from 1992 to 2012. He compiled a stellar record of 315 wins and 146 losses. He also led the school to three Class 6A titles.

Taylor’s former assistant Al Hobson told KSN, “I worked with coach Taylor for 15 years. There are so many good things. His dedication, his intensity, his caring. He really cared for the players, the pride we all had in the program with him, he was just a great man, no doubt about it. He felt strongly about his players, but they felt strongly about him.”

Born in the late 1940’s, Taylor battled complications from a long battle with diabetes. During his career, he coached over three and a half decades combined at Bonner Springs, Junction City and Southeast.

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