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HOF Coach Profile: BS South's Buddy Young 10/3Photo Credit: Buddy Young

Coach Young began his career in 1977 as an assistant on, GKCFCA Hall of Fame Inductee, Fred Merrill’s staff at Blue Springs. In 1984 he moved down the road to Grain Valley where they won two conference championships in his four years at the helm. Coach Young then led North Kansas City until 1994 earning another conference championship in 1988. It would be his final high school coaching stop at Blue Springs South that would bring an undefeated season to an end in a state runner-up finish in 1995.  Coach Young has also been an active member of the GKCFCA serving on the Board of Directors and a tenure as a Past President.

Former assistant coach for Buddy at Blue Spring South, GKCFCA Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inductee, Greg Oder identifies what he believes are Coach Young’s greatest attributes.

“He was not only a great coach, but he felt his players were his family. He took care of them like they were his own. When he came to South he did not bring one assistant coach with him, he kept all of us on staff and took us to the state championship game in his first year. INCREDIBLE! He united the staff and made us all closer. He was successful at every school he was at and I owe a lot to Coach Young.”