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Retired coach, teacher Danny Taylor honored




Retired Letcher High School Coach Danny Taylor (center) of Isom poses in front of a sign honoring him at the Letcher/Knott county line at Isom. Also pictured is 94th District State Rep. Angie Hatton and Dan Burns, director of athletic development at Lincoln Memorial University.

Retired Letcher High School Coach Danny Taylor (center) of Isom poses in front of a sign honoring him at the Letcher/Knott county line at Isom. Also pictured is 94th District State Rep. Angie Hatton and Dan Burns, director of athletic development at Lincoln Memorial University.

The State Highway Department has placed a sign at the Letcher County line at Isom honoring retired Letcher High School teacher and coach Danny Taylor of Walters Branch at Isom.

The sign tells motorists that the county is home to Taylor, who is a 2016 inductee into the Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Hall of Fame. Taylor, a 1965 graduate of Letcher High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and biology from LMU in 1969, and a master’s degree in parks and recreation from Morehead State University in 1972. Taylor coached baseball and basketball at Letcher High School for 30 years.

Taylor is married to Evelyn Taylor of Isom. They have four children and nine grandchildren.


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