Garry Young (ice hockey)
Garry Young ( January 2, 1936 – September 13, 1994) was a professional ice hockey coach and executive. He was head coach and general manager for the California Golden Seals and head coach for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League.
He began his career as a scout for the Boston Bruins,and was promoted to chief scout and director of player personnel. In 1971, Young was hired by Charlie Finley as the California Golden Seals' new General Manager, replacing interim Fred Glover. He named himself coach after he dismissed Vic Stasiuk in the 1972 off-season. He was fired 12 games into the 1972–73 NHL season in light of irregularities surrounding Dick Redmond's contract. He created several copies of the contract with different amounts of compensation for Redmond's services on each. Finley rectified the situation by having Redmond traded to the Chicago Black Hawks and firing Young. Fred Glover was named Young's replacement.
Young was hired by the NHL brass as General Manager of the Golden Seals again in February 1974 after Glover resigned. Young's term was again short-lived: he resigned prior to the beginning of the following season. He joined the St. Louis Blues as their head coach later that year, lasting there for parts of two seasons.
He later coached the Peterborough Petes for a single season.
Young had four children with his first wife Verna; Steven, Michael, Linda and Paul. And two children with his second wife Susan; Scott and Elaine. Young drowned in a boating accident in 1994. He is buried in Orono, Ontario. Young's grandfather was Weldy Young, an early ice hockey player with the Ottawa Hockey Club in the 1890s.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|California Golden Seals||1972–73||12||2||7||3||(48)||8th in West||(fired)|
|St. Louis Blues||1975–76||69||32||26||11||(84)||2nd in Smythe||Lost in Preliminary Round|
|St. Louis Blues||1976–77||29||9||15||5||(72)||3rd in Smythe||(fired)|
- Diamond et al. 1998, p.1738
- Kurtzberg 2006, p.131
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Diamond, D., Dinger, R., Duplacey, J., Fitzsimmons, E., Kuperman, I., Meagher, G., Pasternak, J., & Zweig, E. (Eds.) (1998). Total Hockey. New York City: Total Sports. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9
- Kurtzberg, B. (2006). Shorthanded: The Untold Stories of the Seals, Hockey's Most Colorful Team. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. ISBN 1-4259-1028-9
|General Manager of the California Golden Seals
|Head coach of the California Golden Seals
|Head coach of the St. Louis Blues