Scott Taylor, a 2016 Wall of Fame inductee, started kindergarten in South Bend in 1956 and graduated with the class of 1969. During high school, Scott was active in band, Letter Club, Boys Club, and was a member of the National Honor Society.
As an athlete, Scott earned ten letter awards in football, basketball, and track. As a senior, he captained the football team, the basketball team, and was presented with the Merle Millam Award, given to the year’s outstanding track athlete.
As a track athlete Scott helped continue the tradition of excellent South Bend distance runners under legendary coach Don Weisel. In 1968 he won the state championship in the mile run after an undefeated season and was selected as the Twin Harbors’ outstanding track athlete by the Aberdeen Daily World. In his final race as a high schooler, Scott established a school record or 4:18.1 in the mile run, which still stands.
Scott attended Western Washington State College where he won the Evergreen Conference Championship and the WIAA District title in the mile run. He continued running after graduation as a road runner, winning numerous races in Washington and Oregon.
Scott retired in 2005 after working for the state of Washington and the Washington Public Ports Association. In recognition of his service he was made a Life Member of the WPPA.
Scott has been married to his wife Charlotte since 1976. They have two sons, Troy and Owen, and two grandsons, Cameron and Alex.