Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Jim Young

Jim Young


  • Position: Coach
  • School: Arizona, Purdue, Army
  • Years: 1973-1990
  • Inducted: 1999
  • Date of Birth: Apr 21, 1935

Member Biography

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 .627. He returned to Arizona in 1992-94 as an assistant coach. Young lettered at Bowling Green in 1956. He obtained a bachelor's and a master's degree at Bowling Green.