Date of Birth
Van Wert, OH
United States Military Academy (1983-1990)
Purdue University (1977-1981)
University of Arizona (1973-1976)
Jim Young rescued programs at three schools. Arizona had gone through three straight losing seasons when Young arrived. In his first year, 1973, he led Arizona to a co-championship with Brigham Young in the Western Athletic Conference. In four years at Arizona, his record was 31-13. His 1975 team was fifth in the nation in offense. Young moved to Purdue, and in five years, 1977-81, posted a 38-19-1 record. He had Purdue in three bowl games and won them all. His next stop was Army, which had just gone through three losing seasons. In eight years, 1983-90, he had a 51-39-1 record. This included a 2-1 record in bowl games. His career record, covering 16 years, was 120-71-2, a percentage of 62.7%. He returned to Arizona in 1992-94 as assistant coach. Young lettered at Bowling Green in 1956, there he obtained a bachelor's and a master's degree.
Class of 1999