Ben YoungVarsity Baseball Coach

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Coach Young is a 2006 graduate of Runnels High School. While at Runnels, he played varsity baseball and basketball, earning All-State and All-Metro awards in both sports. He went on to play college baseball and received a bachelor’s degree in math from Bryan College in Tennessee. Coach Young now teaches Algebra II at Runnels High School.  

After serving as an assistant varsity baseball coach for six years, Coach Young was recently named head varsity baseball coach. In addition, he has been the varsity basketball coach for the last seven years.

Coach Young is a Runnels Raider through and through! His sisters are Runnels alums and one teaches at the preschool. He has two nieces attending the elementary school, and his mom taught 1st grade at Runnels for years.

  • 7-2A District Champions   / 2015
  • State Quarter-finalist   / 2015
  • …3 straight years making the state playoffs
  • 7-2A Coach of the Year  / 2015