Tally Stevens

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Floyd Clair “Tally” Stevens was a football player and coach. His time as head football coach at Brigham Young University was brief, from 1959 to 1960, and he compiled a record of 6-15. He had been assistant coach for three previous years.

In 1953, he co-founded Stevens-Brown sporting goods in the Salt Lake City area while coaching at East High School. He had been head coach at Morgan High School for one year. After BYU, he returned to his business. He was president of Sugarhouse Chamber of Commerce, founder and commissioner of the Junior Ute Football Conference, co-founder of the Salt Lake Automotive Baseball League, co-Founder and chairman of Multiple Sclerosis "Banquet of Champions", on board of director of the Salt Lake Country Club and served as vice president.

He served the University of Utah as a director of the Alumni Association, vice-chairman of the Crimson Club, and director of Alumni Emeritus Association. In 1993 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was also inducted into the University of Utah Crimson Club Hall of Fame.

Stevens had been student body president of Evanston (Wyoming) high school. He had played college football and basketball at the University of Utah before he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In the Air Force, he played basketball for Lowery Field and football for the Fourth Air Force Team. He returned to the University of Utah in 1946 and played on the 1947 and 1948 championship football teams and was selected as an all-conference end. He was a member of the 1947 NIT championship basketball team.

According to his obituary, he had been invited to play for the 1949 Pittsburg Steelers National Football League team, but preferred a coaching career instead.

Stevens was born on October 30, 1923, in Oakley, Utah. He died in August 1995. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Phyllis, had three children.