|THE YOUNG FILE|
|Born||April 25, 1965|
|High School||Newport [Arkansas] HS
children: Thomas, Courtney and Christian
|College||Arkansas(1983-86)/ tight end|
|Professional||Pittsburgh Steelers (1987-88)/ tight end|
|1990-91||Arkansas, graduate assistant|
|1992||Tennessee-Chattanooga, tight ends|
|1993||Clemson, receivers & tight ends|
|1994-05||Rice, defensive line & tight ends|
|2006-07||Madison (Texas) HS, assistant|
|2008-present||Baylor, defensive ends|
|1984||Liberty Bowl (player)
|1985||Holiday Bowl (player)
|1987||Orange Bowl (player)
|1991||Independence Bowl (coach)
|1993||Peach Bowl (coach)
|2010||Texas Bowl (coach)|
A native of Newport, Ark., Young played for Hatfield at the University of Arkansas, where he was a two-year starter at tight end and a four-year letterman from 1983-86. He captained the Razorbacks' team as a senior and received the program's Jim Wellons Dedication Award in 1985. All-told, he caught 21 passes for 341 yards in his collegiate career.
Following his Razorback playing days, he played two years (1987 and 1988) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, returning to Arkansas between seasons to complete his undergraduate degree in sociology, which he received in 1988. Young launched his coaching career as a graduate assistant working with running backs in 1990 and 1991, then spent one season (1992) at Tennessee-Chattanooga as the tight ends coach before joining Hatfield's Clemson staff as receivers/tight ends coach in 1993.
In 1996, Young was selected to participate in the NFL's Minority Coaching Advancement Program. As part of that program, he worked as an assistant with the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles during those organizations preseason camps.
A standout athlete at Newport (Ark.) High School, Young earned prep All-America honors as a tight end following his senior season and was a two-sport (football and basketball) all-state pick. He and his wife, Teri, have three children: Thomas, Courtney and Christian.