Former College Defensive Coordinator Bill Young Hired by Wyoming as Defensive Quality Control Staff Member

Nov. 1, 2013

(Main story photo: The 2007 finalists for the Broyles Award were (left to right): Jim Heacock, Ohio State (Winner); Calvin Magee, West Virginia; Dave Christensen, Missouri; Frank Broyles, Former Arkansas Head Coach and Namesake of the Award; the late Don James, Washington Head Coach; Will Muschamp, Auburn; and Bill Young, Kansas.)

LARAMIE, Wyo. - University of Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen announced on Friday that Bill Young, a former defensive coordinator at Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Kansas, Miami (Fla.) and Oklahoma State has been hired as a Defensive Quality Control staff member with the Cowboy Football program. Young will join the Cowboy staff on Monday.

Young has coached in 19 bowl games during his career, most recently in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl with Oklahoma State. In 2007 as the defensive coordinator at Kansas, Young was one of five finalists for the Frank Broyles Award, which is presented each year to College Football's Assistant Coach of the Year. One of the other five finalists that year was Christensen, who was the offensive coordinator at Missouri at that time.

"I am extremely excited to have Bill Young join our program," said Christensen. "I believe he will be a valuable asset to our staff as we prepare for the stretch run this season. I have coached against Bill, and I know first hand what an outstanding defensive coach he has been over his career.

"The NCAA sets limitations on how many coaches you can have on your staff, and what duties those coaches may be involved in. As a quality control staff member, Bill will be involved in assisting our coaches in analyzing opponents and making suggestions as we develop game plans. We are excited to tap into his many years of experience as we enter the final four games of the regular season."

Young will be paid $12,000, plus lodging and a courtesy car during his contract, which is set to run through the end of the 2013 season.

Bill Young's Year-by-Year Coaching History

Year - School - Position
2009-12 - Oklahoma State - Defensive Coordinator
2008 - Miami (Fla.) - Defensive Coordinator
2002-07 - Kansas - Defensive Coordinator
2001 - Detroit Lions (NFL) - Defensive Line
1998-2000 - USC - Defensive Coordinator
1996-97 - Oklahoma - Defensive Coordinator
1988-95 - Ohio State - Defensive Coordinator
1985-87 - Arizona State - Defensive Line
1983-84 - Tulsa - Defensive Coordinator
1980-82 - Tulsa - Defensive Line
1979 - Iowa State - Defensive Tackles
1976-78 - Oklahoma State - Offensive & Defensive Lines