July 7th, 2017

Hyland's Heroes: Bill Young

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer

Hyland's Heroes: Bill Young
The Young family (from left to right: Nicholas, Sydney (standing up), Bill, Tina, and Vincent / photo provided by the Young family

The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland Insurance. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports. If you have a suggestion for a Hyland’s Heroes, email Conor Revell (crevell@catholicsportsnet.com).

Bill Young is a volunteer coach at St. Edward Parish in Jeffersontown and is married to Tina Fussenegger Young. The couple has three children – Sydney, who is a junior at Assumption and plays basketball and softball, Vincent Young who runs cross country and track and field and will be a seventh grader at St. Edward and Nicholas Young who plays baseball and will be a sixth grader at St. Edward.

What’s the connection with your faith and giving your time to student athletes?

I believe in teaching the young student athletes not only about their sport to advance, but in being a good person, student in school and to learn about their faith.

Who was the most influential person on your volunteer career? Why?

My father who was a high school teacher and coached for 48 years.

What are your major themes/principle as a volunteer?

I want to assist the kids in getting to the next level, it’s about the kids.

What does your role bring your family?

It takes balance and time management to be a coach, father and husband. We have three student-athletes of our own.

What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of your volunteer time?

Winning three Toy Bowls and seeing a number of those team members excel at the high school level and now college.



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