In his only year as the University of Oregon’s football coach, Willie Taggart implored his players to “do something.”
This month Taggart did something with his former Eugene house: He sold it at a loss of nearly $200,000.
Taggart likely isn’t losing sleep over the transaction. His Florida State University contract will pay him $30 million to coach the Seminoles football team for the next six years.
Taggart and his wife, Taneshia, recently sold their colonial-style house in the North Gilham area for $850,000 to Kelly Beckley and Christine Storment, according to a deed filed in Lane County.
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Beckley, an attorney in Eugene, didn’t immediatley return a phone call Friday.
The Taggarts listed the house earlier this year for $935,000.
The Taggarts paid $900,000 when they bought the house in April 2017 from ex-Oregon assistant football coach David Yost. The Taggarts then spent $140,000 to remodel the 17-year-old, four-bedroom house.
Together, the Yosts and Taggarts pumped a combined $360,000 into a complete remodel of the home’s interior, Taggart’s real estate agents said when they put the house on the market in January.
Yost and Taggart both ended up owning the 4,239-square-foot Metolius Drive house for just a year, selling as they accepted jobs in other cities. Taggart in December spurned the UO after one season to take a head coaching job at Florida State University, in Tallahassee.
The half-acre property had an estimated market value of $818,000 in 2017, with annual property taxes of $13,668, according to the Lane County Assessor’s Office.