Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Coach Young is a 2006 graduate of Runnels High School. While at Runnels, he played varsity basketball and baseball, earning All-State and All-Metro awards in both sports. He received a bachelor’s degree in math from Bryan College in Tennessee and now teaches Algebra II at Runnels. He has served as our head varsity basketball coach for seven years and was just appointed as head varsity baseball coach. Ben 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.