Young to be inducted into 5th Region Athletics Directors' Hall of Fame tonight

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Ceremony will be at halftime of boys' game, which starts at 8 p.m.

By Special to the CKNJ


Troy Young will be inducted into the 5th Region Athletics Directors’ Hall of Fame tonight at halftime of the Taylor County boys’ game versus John Hardin, which starts at 8 p.m.

Young is a 1983 graduate of Taylor County High School where he was a three-sport athlete playing football, basketball (coached by fellow hall of famers Fred Waddle and Brent Cox), and tennis (coached by fellow Hall of Famer David Parsons). He participated in two KHSAA State Tournaments during his senior year as part of the 5th Region champion basketball team and regional champion tennis team.

In 1989, he was hired as a teacher and coach at Taylor County High School. He coached the boys’ and girls’ golf teams for one year, middle school football for one year, and was an assistant varsity football coach for four years.

Coach Young is best remembered for his tenure with the boys’ basketball program. He coached for a total of 23 years, serving as an assistant coach for 11 years before becoming head coach in the 2000-2001 season. He remained as head coach for 12 years, serving until the end of the 2011-2012 season. During his head coaching tenure he compiled a 208-150 record. His teams were 5-time 20th District champions (2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011) and 6-time District runners-up, which gave them 11 region tournament appearances during his 12-year coaching stint. Also, during his head coaching tenure he served as vice president of the 5th Region Coaches Association for five years.

Coach Young and his wife, Shelly, have two children, Alyssa, who is a math teacher at TCHS, and Weston, who is a senior at TCHS.