Jim Young (American football coach)

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Jim Young
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1935-04-21) April 21, 1935 (age 79)
Playing career
1954
1956
Ohio State
Bowling Green
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1964–1968
1969–1972
1973–1976
1977–1981
1983–1990
1992–1994
Miami (OH) (assistant)
Michigan (DC)
Arizona
Purdue
Army
Arizona (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 120–71–2 (college)
28–10–1 (high school)
Bowls 5–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 WAC (1973)
Awards
WAC Coach of the Year (1973)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1978)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1999 (profile)

Jim Young (born April 21, 1935) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Arizona (1973–1976), Purdue University (1977–1981), and the United States Military Academy (1983–1990), compiling a career college football record of 120–71–2. Young was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1999.

In addition to achieving a bowl game record of 5-1 (.833); Young was the interim coach for the Michigan Wolverines during the 1970 Rose Bowl, as Bo Schembechler was hospitalized following a mild heart attack.[1]

Purdue (1977-81)[edit]

In December 1976, Purdue University hired a 41-year old, Young away from Arizona.[2] When Young arrived at Purdue, he named true freshman, Mark Herrmann as the team's starting quarterback, and the freshman lived up to expectations, throwing for 2,041 yards through the team's first eight games.[3] Herrmann would break the NCAA record for passing yards (2,453) and passing touchdowns (18) for freshman.[4] In 1978, Young would lead Purdue to a 9-2-1 record, and a victory over Georgia Tech in the 1978 Peach Bowl. Young was named the Big Ten's Coach of the Year, the first Boilermaker head coach to ever win the award.[5] Throughout his career, Herrmann would break the Big Ten's all-time career passing yards (6,734) and passing touchdowns (48) before his senior season.[6] After a disappointing 1981 season, Young resigned from his position as head coach at Purdue, citing his desire to concentrate on athletic administration.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Arizona Wildcats (Western Athletic Conference) (1973–1976)
1973 Arizona 8–3 6–1 T–1st
1974 Arizona 9–2 6–1 2nd
1975 Arizona 9–2 5–2 2nd 13 18
1976 Arizona 5–6 3–4 T–5th
Arizona: 31–13 20–8
Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1977–1981)
1977 Purdue 5–6 3–5 T–6th
1978 Purdue 9–2–1 6–1–1 3rd W Peach 13 13
1979 Purdue 10–2 7–1 2nd W Bluebonnet 10 10
1980 Purdue 9–3 7–1 T–2nd W Liberty 16 17
1981 Purdue 5–6 3–6 T–8th
Purdue: 38–19–1 26–14–1
Army Cadets (Independent) (1983–1990)
1983 Army 2–9
1984 Army 8–3–1 W Cherry
1985 Army 9–3 W Peach
1986 Army 6–5
1987 Army 5–6
1988 Army 9–3 L Sun
1989 Army 6–5
1990 Army 6–5
Army: 51–39–1
Total: 120–71–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2007/06/30/56193-corky-naming-of-award-for-ex-ua-coach-young-fitting/
  2. ^ "Jim Young's Named New Purdue Coach". The Argus-Press. December 4, 1976. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Tracy Dodds (November 4, 1977). "Pass Fits Purdue Mold". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Purdue's Jim Young Seeks Balanced Attack". The Argus-Press. August 19, 1978. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Young Contends Victory Changes Purdue's Image". The Palm Beach Post. December 26, 1978. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Who's No. 1?". Reading Eagle. August 31, 1980. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jim Young Calls It Quits As Purdue Football Coach". The Pittsburgh Press. November 19, 1981. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 

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