Originally Posted by The Waukesha Freeman
WAUKESHA — Catholic Memorial football coach Bill Young received the highest honor from the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) when he was recently named the National Football Coach of the Year.
Young led the Crusaders to a perfect 14-0 record and their third straight state championship this past season.
“Coach Young has put his heart and soul into the CMH football program,” CMH athletic director Matt Bergan said. “He works tirelessly to elevate our student-athletes to compete at their highest level and it shows. He is a great mentor and a great friend to his fellow coaches.”
Young’s notable achievements in his 44 years as head coach at Catholic Memorial include a career record of 379-120 (.760) and playoff record of 77-29 (.726), 38 playoff appearances, 14 conference championships, three undefeated seasons, 10 unbeaten seasons in conference, nine state championships, 17 state championship appearances, a 13-time coach of the year, a Wisconsin High School Football Hall of Fame inductee (2002), Catholic Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductee (2009), and National High School Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee (2017).
“I am humbled by this award,” Young said. “I share this with the amazing coaches I am honored to work with at CMH. I have been blessed to work with great parents and great student-athletes that make the commitment to CMH and the dedication it takes to succeed academically and athletically at our school. Our community comes together to support our teams during the wins and the losses, and every season I am grateful to be a part of the Crusader family.”