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Tom Young
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Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1907-06-08)June 8, 1907
DiedMarch 12, 1973(1973-03-12) (aged 65)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Playing career
Position(s)Halfback (football)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1 North State (1949)

Thomas Bayard Young Jr. (June 8, 1907 – March 12, 1973) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1943 and at Western Carolina University from 1946 to 1955, compiling a career college football record of 44–59–4. Young was also the athletic director at Western Carolina from 1946 until his retirement in 1969.

Young was a native of Monroe, North Carolina.[1] He played college football at North Carolina in 1926 and 1927, where he was an all-Southern Conference halfback. Young died at the age of 65 on March 12, 1973 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[2]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina Tar Heels (Southern Conference) (1943)
1943 North Carolina 6–3 2–2 T–5th
North Carolina: 6–3 2–2
Western Carolina Catamounts (North State Conference) (1946–1955)
1946 Western Carolina 6–3–1
1947 Western Carolina 3–5–1
1948 Western Carolina 7–3
1949 Western Carolina 8–3 L Smoky Mountain
1950 Western Carolina 3–6
1951 Western Carolina 3–6
1952 Western Carolina 2–8
1953 Western Carolina 1–9
1954 Western Carolina 4–5–1
1955 Western Carolina 1–8–1
Western Carolina: 38–56–4
Total: 44–59–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. Allison, John O., ed. (1928). Yackety Yack 1928. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Publication Union of the University of North Carolina. p. 111. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  2. "Funeral of Young today". Star-News. United Press International. March 14, 1973.,2928009. Retrieved November 16, 2011.

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