Floyd R. Taylor Staff Bio | Purchasing Agent

Floyd R. Taylor

1990 Hall of Fame Inductee

The old maxim about leaving the soil richer than you find it has literally become true for BYU because of Floyd Taylor.

Floyd secured the land on which now stands Lavell Edwards Stadium, the Marriott Center, Larry H. Miller Park, and the tennis courts. Purchasing agent was just one of three titles Floyd held at the same time while at BYU. He bought 70 percent of the land for the present campus, along with land for both the Spanish Fork Farm and the Motion Picture Studio. He was on the steering committees for the LES and the Marriott Center fund-raising drives as well.

The native of El Paso, Texas, was also the director of student program tours and the BYU Athletic Department's ticket manager-business manager. His career at BYU started in 1953 and ended in 1980, when he was given the BYU National Cougar Club Award for 27 years of service.

That same year Floyd received the distinguished service award from the College Athletic Business Managers Association. In 1981 the Provo Elks Lodge awarded him the Golden Y Blanket, given to a person who has made a singular contribution to BYU athletics.

Floyd married Mary Lou Dixon, daughter of BYU Hall of Famer Fred "Buck" Dixon.