Eric Clive Hamlet Taylor was better known as "Bully" or "ECH". He was educated at Geelong Grammar, and held his first teaching role at the school in 1915. He had trained with Geelong but suffered a serious knee injury which ended his playing career.
He became a master and coach of Melbourne Grammar from 1917 to 1952, winning 20 premierships with the school. He also coached the Melbourne University rowing team.
In 1999 he was named coach of the Melbourne Grammar Team of the Century.