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The Voice of the Tigers - A Calhoun County, FL Local Legend

Updated: Feb 29, 2020


Darryl Taylor, Sr. was born in Calhoun County in October 1937 and grew up on the outskirts of town, just west of Clarksville. He attended Carr School and graduated from Blountstown High School in 1954. He then attended Chipola Junior College before transferring to Troy State University. There he completed his undergraduate degree.

To earn money for his tuition, Darryl drove an egg truck and worked on a dredge boat down in St. Petersburg. No stranger to work he has always been very active in his community. He’s been a member of The Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, Credit Union Board, Senior Citizens Board (15 years), Guide at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement (14 or 15 years), and he has served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Blountstown since 1970.


Darryl Sr. as most know him, has lived in Calhoun County almost all of his 82 years. He worked for the Calhoun County School Board for 37.5 years as a Teacher, Coach, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. You can see his very impressive career history below.


1959-64 Altha School

-Taught 5th grade

- Assistant Basketball Coach

- Assistant Football Coach for three years until the football program ended

1964-69 Altha School

- Physical Educ