Bruce Young

Assistant Coach/Administrative Asst.

Bruce Young 2014Bruce Young

Position: Assistant Football Coach - Running Backs

Phone: 785.594.8474


Young brings over 40 years of football coaching experience to the Baker University staff. The central Iowa native and four year football lettermen at Northwest Missouri State University, spent 28 years as a head high school coach in Missouri.   Voted a member of the Missouri High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999, Young amassed nearly 200 wins in his long term high school career. In the summer of 2015 Young was chosen as one of the first football coaches to be inducted in the GKCFCA Hall of Fame, and honor bestowed to some of Kansas

City’s area top football coaches. Starting his career at Norborne, his team of 20 players advance to the semi-final game, at his first job. Next stop at Marceline high, they played in the first ever “Show Me Bowl” championship games played in St. Louis’ Busch stadium. Young then came to the Kansas City area, were he helped build the foundation for one of the most tradition rich high school programs in the KC Metro area at Ray-Pec, while coaching there in the 80’s and 90’s the Panthers sent over a dozen football players to become future Baker Wildcats.

Retiring from high school in 2000, Young headed to Baker University for his first stop with the Wildcats. While at BU they played in 2 bowl games, with Young coaching the running backs and special teams.

Leaving Baker in 2004, Coach Young head to Avila University in the HAAC league where he was the head coach for five years. In his final season there Avila posted one of their best records ever, plus winning their first bowl game in the schools history, a First Down Classic win over Doane College.

After stepping down from Avila in 2009, Coach Grossner recruited Young back to Baker, returning to coach the running backs and help in the Special teams area.   Since returning Coach has helped in the development of some of the Wildcats best young prospects in the backfield. Long known for his “old school” coaching style, using hard work, fundamentals and playing with great intensity, Young has quickly gained the respect of all the Wildcat players. The long time coach has also stepped in to help in recruiting, Young has used his many Missouri contacts to help bring a new influx of the bordering state players to Baldwin City.

Coach Young and his wife, Dwyla have three grown daughters, Julie, Lindy and Kara.