American Football Database
Ralph H. Young
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Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born(1889-12-27)December 27, 1889
Crown Point, Indiana
DiedJanuary 23, 1962(1962-01-23) (aged 72)
East Lansing, Michigan
Head coaching record
Overall56–41–3 (football)
100–45 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
2 MIAA (1916, 1919)

Ralph H. Young (December 17, 1889 – January 23, 1962) was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, college athletics administrator, and state legislator. He was the head football coach at DePauw University (1915), Kalamazoo College (1916–1917, 1919–1922), and Michigan Agricultural College/Michigan State College, now Michigan State University, (1923–1927). During his career as a head coach, he compiled record of 56–41–3, including an 18–22–1 mark at Michigan Agricultural/State. Young was also the head basketball coach at DePauw during the 1915–16 season and Kalamazoo from 1916 to 1923, tallying a career college basketball mark of 100–45. In addition, he served as Michigan State's first athletic director, from 1923 until 1954.

Young served three terms in the Michigan Legislature, representing the East Lansing district. In 1962, he was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. He was elected to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Kalamazoo College Hall of Fame in 1986.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
DePauw Tigers (Independent) (1915)
1915 DePauw 5–3
DePauw: 5–3
Kalamazoo Hornets (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1916–1917)
1916 Kalamazoo 7–0 4–0 1st
1917 Kalamazoo 5–5
Kalamazoo Hornets (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919–1922)
1919 Kalamazoo 5–2 3–0 1st
1920 Kalamazoo 5–3–1
1921 Kalamazoo 7–2
1922 Kalamazoo 4–4–1
Kalamazoo: 33–16–2
Michigan Agricultural Aggies / Michigan State Spartans (Independent) (1923–1927)
1923 Michigan Agricultural 3–5
1924 Michigan Agricultural 5–3
1925 Michigan State 3–5
1926 Michigan State 3–4–1
1927 Michigan State 4–5
Michigan State: 18–22–1
Total: 56–41–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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