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Jim Young


James C. Young

Inducted 1999

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.


Wins 120

Losses 71

Ties 2

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