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Jason Young named new head varsity football coach

A headshot of Jason Young
Jason Young

The Lake Dallas ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Jason Young as the new head coach of the varsity Falcon football program, elevating the former defensive coordinator to lead the program to new success.

Coach Young has served on the Falcons’ coaching staff for the past 10 years. In that time, he has assisted the program to UIL 5A Division II State Semifinal in 2015 the as well as additional playoff appearances in 2018, 2017, 2014 and 2012. His oversight of the defensive unit extends across all football teams, from the middle school level to varsity football.

Under his guidance, Lake Dallas High School’s defense has contributed to two district championships. Outside of his football responsibilities, Coach Young has improved the district’s athletic program as a whole by implementing and leading the strength and conditioning program at both the middle school and high school level.

“It’s an honor to be named to this position, as I know and have experienced the strong history of the Falcon football team,” Coach Young said. “The Lake Dallas ISD community is second to none, and I know how much our school and this program means to this community. We’re going to work very hard to keep that pride in the Falcon program strong, from working with younger students in camps to providing ample programs for current student-athletes to continue to improve.”

In addition to his time at Lake Dallas High School, Coach Young brings experience from 10 years of coaching and teaching across the collegiate level. He worked with Division I student-athletes as a member of the Oklahoma State University coaching staff. At the high school level, he brings additional experience as a coach and teacher at Spring Westfield High School and Klein Oak High School.

Coach Young earned his master’s degree in exercise science from Fort Hays State University and his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso. He comes from a family of coaches, with his father, Tom Young, earning the second-most wins as a head coach in Kansas high school football history.

Before beginning his career in education and coaching, Coach Young played football at Butler Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso. He competed as a dual-sport student-athlete at the latter college, having also represented UTEP on the track and field team. In 2000, he competed at the United States Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in the javelin.