He has excelled both as a player and coach in baseball. Young starred at Akron East High, Akron U and for 21 years in the Greater Akron AA Baseball league. This past 1991 season was his 28th and last at Tallmadge High school where he has become the most winning baseball coach in greater Akron area history. His Tallmadge nines won 464 games and Young has a winning percentage of .720. A southpaw pitcher at Akron U from 1956 through 1959, Young still holds several records. Over the four years he compiled a 22-8 record, struck out 325, 115 in one season (1959) and had an amazing 1.13 era over his career. All of these marks are still standing. In the AA League he played on the championship team with Tramone Black Label, Krispy Kreme, Weatherseal and Eaton Sports Pride. In 1983 Young was inducted into UA's Sports Hall of Fame.