Jim Young (American football coach)
|Born||April 21, 1935|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Miami (OH) (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
28–10–1 (high school)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 WAC (1973)|
|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.
In December 1976, Purdue University hired a 41-year old, Young away from Arizona. 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. Herrmann would break the NCAA record for passing yards (2,453) and passing touchdowns (18) for freshman. 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. 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. After a disappointing 1981 season, Young resigned from his position as head coach at Purdue, citing his desire to concentrate on athletic administration.
Head coaching record
|Arizona Wildcats (Western Athletic Conference) (1973–1976)|
|Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1977–1981)|
|Army Black Knights (Independent) (1983–1990)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- "Jim Young's Named New Purdue Coach". The Argus-Press. December 4, 1976. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- Tracy Dodds (November 4, 1977). "Pass Fits Purdue Mold". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- "Purdue's Jim Young Seeks Balanced Attack". The Argus-Press. August 19, 1978. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- "Young Contends Victory Changes Purdue's Image". The Palm Beach Post. December 26, 1978. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- "Who's No. 1?". Reading Eagle. August 31, 1980. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- "Jim Young Calls It Quits As Purdue Football Coach". The Pittsburgh Press. November 19, 1981. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
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