"Coach T" and wife honored


            On Monday, April 4th, The Institute for Maximum Human Potential will be holding their first annual Robert "Coach T" & Rae-Chelle Taylor Charity Golf Outing at the California Country Club in Whittier, California.

            Robert "Coach T" Taylor, who passed away in October 2009, coached football at Santa Monica College for 15 years and was known as a Westside football icon.

            His wife, Rae-Chelle Taylor, who passed away in 2003, is described as "his biggest fan, his biggest critic and his head coach." Robert frequently treated her, often sending her on shopping trips to Neiman-Marcus with his credit card.

        The charity golf outing seeks to honor the lives and memories of the Taylors. As husband and wife, they served their community for 25 years and left a lasting impression on the lives of many. According to Ramee Richards, a close friend of the Taylors and community outreach and public relations specialist for the Institute of Maximum Human Potential, the mission of the golf outing is to "continue their legacy of leaving individuals, families, and communities better than we found them."

During his tenure at SMC, Coach Taylor coached top NFL players like Chad Johnson, Steve Smith, and Isaac Bruce. 

Johnson, wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and one of Taylor's former players, posted the following on his Twitter page after learning of the loss of his former coach: "Robert Taylor is part of the reason why I'm here today, he gave me and Steve Smith an opportunity, I love you, you'll be missed."

Registration for the event begins at 6 a.m., and tee-off starts at 8 a.m. The price for attendance is $150 per person or $500 per foursome. Included with these prices are 18 rounds of golf, a riding cart, lunch and awards. The awards ceremony and lunch will be held after the golf tournament.

All proceeds will benefit The Institute for Maximum Human Potential (IMHP), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located in Watts since 1995.

 IMHP is a Family Preservation agency with the Department of Children and Family Services whose model is to build around strength-based principles, not family deficits.