INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — After graduating from Clinton Central in 1994, Scott Young placed his future in the hands of the University of Indianapolis. The school has taken care of him ever since.
Young received both his undergraduate and masters degrees from UIndy, and on September 1 of this year, will take over as the school's Director of Athletics.
As a student, Young focused on athletic training, but quickly decided to take on new adventures after graduation. Young started his professional career as an assistant baseball coach for the Greyhounds, and he spoke about the support his family gave him from the very beginning.
"To take that leap of faith to go into to coaching baseball, there's been a lot of parents that wouldn't have been supportive with the decision of, not totally throwing away your degree, but stepping away from something that you've worked for four or five years to accomplish," said Young.
Youngs' journey lead him to an administrative role in 2008, and he most recently served as the school's Associate Athletics Director for Compliance since 2010.
"To take on a whole leap of faith and take the chances and just the support along the way. When you get started in athletics it's usual to start at the bottom of most departments, very similar to my career path," said Young.
"It's a challenge to navigate through those early waters to get the opportunities that we get later on in our careers, so just having that family support to go through that is very, very important."