Bruce Young returns to Baker

Story by Kyle Davis

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Bruce Young is back at a familiar place at Baker University.

After five years as the head football coach at Avila University, Young will be the Wildcats’ running backs coach next season. Before taking the Avila job, Young was an assistant coach at Baker for five years.

“It was a natural fit,” head coach Mike Grossner said. “It was a slow process, but once he jumped on board, recently, he’s full go ahead. It’s nice to have that guy that has experience to be around the kids and to be around a young coaching staff.”

Young has coached at both the high school and college level, and is heading into his 41st season as a coach.

“I’m not bringing him in to make his life crazy again,” Grossner said. “I just want him to enjoy the game, the way it should be enjoyed, and I think he’ll get that out of coaching running backs and being a part of our program again.”