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 in addition to serving as head coach for the varsity basketball and baseball teams. Ben Young is a Runnels Raider through and through! His mom taught first grade at Runnels for many years, both of his sisters are Runnels alums -- with one currently teaching art in our kindergarten -- and his daughter and nieces, all enrolled at Runnels, continue to uphold the legacy.