Wildcats host 11 schools in home meet to begin 2012 indoor season
Cory Young enters his first year with the University of Kentucky track and field team where he will serve as an assitant coach and work with the throwers.
Young comes to UK after five years at Grand Valley State as the throws coach, where the Lakers won the 2011 NCAA Division II National Indoor Track & Field Championships. During his tenure with GVSU, Lakers throwers made an impact at the national level, totaling 33 All-America honors and four national champions.
The GVSU women throwers accounted for 34 of the Lakers' 82.5 points at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships and 30 of the 83 points at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships. GVSU won national titles in the shot put and hammer throw in outdoor competition and took first and second place in shot put at indoors. Young's throwers scored 55 points at the outdoor Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
During the 2010 indoor campaign at GVSU, school records were set in the women's weight throw and men's and women's shot put. During the 2010 outdoor campaign, Lakers throwers continued to excel with nine throwers advancing to the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships and three student-athletes earning All-America status.
Before arriving at Grand Valley State, Young was formerly the throws coach at perennial national contender Western State College. In one year, Young had two female freshman throwers compete at Outdoor Nationals and his student-athletes broke numerous school records and rewrote the top-10 lists.
While at Western State, Young also managed and coordinated events at the school's conference center. Some of Young's other duties included creating and implementing workouts for the throwers, consulting with other events coaches with their workouts, and teaching weight training courses in the spring.
Young graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in computer information systems. As an athlete, Young was a two-time All-American in the weight throw and was also a two-time outdoor national qualifier in the hammer and discus.