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Barb Young

Tennis (Inducted: 2008-09)

Barb  Young

Young completes the Hall of Fame Class of 2008. Young was a valuable member of the Lafayette community for 28 years, serving as the head coach of several sports as well as an administrator for several of those years. Young worked most extensively with the tennis programs, but also served as the head coach of the volleyball and women's basketball teams.

She served as the head women's tennis coach for 28 years on College Hill and spent six seasons as the men's coach, as well, compiling an overall record of 389-168-2 as the head tennis coach. In 1986, the women's team earned the ECC crown. Twenty-four of her women's players earned 32 individual conference titles, while her 1991 women's squad won the Patriot League title.

Young also spent 11 years as the head volleyball coach and her teams finished with a school-record 175 wins during that span. She also served as the head coach of the women's basketball team from 1975-80 and compiled an overall record of 59-26. In 1978, Young was a Women's Basketball Coach of the Year nominee.

In addition to her duties as head coach, Young was also a part of Lafayette's athletic department, serving as the school's Assistant Director of Athletics and as the Senior Woman Administrator from 1999-2001. She also published several sport-related articles on topics ranging from the anthropology of sport to the international sensation of mini volleyball.

Young and her husband, Jim, have two children, Kate and Matt, and a grandson, Stellan. She currently plays in several golf and tennis leagues and is enrolled in art and music classes at New York University.