Steve Traylor is the director of campus recreation and intramurals at Wofford College and also serves as an instructor of physical education. He earned the BA in 1973 from Otterbein College in Ohio, where he earned 12 varsity letters during his four years there, in football, basketball and baseball. He also was a team captain, MVP and all-conference performer in each sport. He was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for athletic and academic excellence in 1973 and earned the MA from the Ohio State University in 1974.
Traylor then served as assistant football coach and PE instructor at Otterbein College for three years (1973-76) before being named head basketball coach, director of athletics and PE instructor at Greensboro College (NC) in 1976, where he served for three years (1976-79). In 1979, he was hired at Florida Atlantic University to institute the first intercollegiate baseball program in FAU history, and he served as head baseball coach and recreation coordinator for eight years (1979-87). After being named NAIA District 25 Coach of the Year in 1983 and leading FAU to numerous NAIA and NCAA post-season appearances, Traylor was named head baseball coach at Duke University in 1987, where he served for 12 years (1987-99). While at Duke, he was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1992 and finished his Duke career as the second-winningest baseball coach in Duke history.
In 1999, Traylor was named head baseball coach and PE instructor at Wofford College, serving in that capacity for eight years (1999-2007). After claiming the 2007 Southern Conference Baseball Championship, he stepped down as head baseball coach and assumed the role of director of intramurals, recreation and club sports as well as continuing to serve as a PE instructor.
Traylor has been inducted into three Halls of Fame – Westerville High School Athletics HOF, Otterbein College Athletics HOF and Florida Atlantic Athletics HOF]. He is married to Debbie Goforth-Traylor and has two adult children. Danielle is a 2011 graduate of Furman University, and Ryan is a 2013 Graduate of Wofford College, where he was a pitcher on the baseball team.