Millard Naylor

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Naylor was Howard High School’s head footbalI coach for 32 years, the only one the school had until he retired in 1957. He left behind a record of 132-91-24 and a legacy of outstanding players.
Naylor coached 22 teams that finished above .500, and two were undefeated and won six titles. His 1933 Wildcats won the South Atlantic Conference championshiip and the 1939, 1940 and 1941 teams won
the conference’s Northern Division. His 1948 team won the mythical City championship and the 1952 team won the mythical City and County titles.. From 1926 through 1939, he coached without
pay–including hitches with the baseball and basketball teams. After leaving the football post, he taught and served as Athletic Director for three more years. He died at age 77 on April 16, 1979,
the day he was elected to the Delaware Sports Museum Hall of Fame.



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