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Dick Young came to BGSU in 1959 as an assistant football and head baseball coach. In eight seasons as the head coach of the freshman football team, he compiled a 31-7 record, preparing young men to move on to the varsity squad led by legendary coach Doyt Perry. Young also served as the defensive backfield coach for the 1959 NCAA Small College Championship team under Perry.

He compiled a mark of 184-146-6 in 12 seasons as baseball coach and then spent the next seven years as BGSU Athletics Director. As athletics director, he oversaw the merger of the men's and women's athletic programs during the 1976-77 academic year.

Young received his doctor of philosophy degree in educational administration from BGSU in 1975 and following his tenure at BGSU, served as athletic director at Oklahoma State, Washington State, Florida International and as the athletics director and professor of sports and athletic administration at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He was the athletics director who hired football coaches Jimmy Johnson at Oklahoma State and Dennis Erickson at Washington State.

(Information on this page was compiled from a bgsufalcons.com press release, July 12, 2000.)

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