Coach

Danny Joe Young

Inducted 2023


  • Longtime track and field coach from Memphis
  • Began his career in 1975 at Snowden High School
  • Coached girls’ track and field at Northside High School from 1980 - 1984
  • Coached football and boys’ track and field at Bellevue Jr. High School in 1984 – 85
  • Coached girls’ track and field and Jr. High girls’ basketball at East High School from 1985 – 2007  
  • Coached girls’ track and field at Melrose High School from 2008 until 2011
  • His Northside teams won the 1981 TSSAA State Championship
  • His Memphis East teams captured 7 TSSAA State titles (1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001)
  • Seven-time State Coach of the Year recipient
  • Region Coach of the Year 18 times
  • Best of the Preps Coach of the Year twice
  • Nominated for National Coach of the Year

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