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(Neb.)- Recently Honored Ex-CSC Coach Dies

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 03/27/2015 02:46 PM
(Chadron)- Loy Young, the former Chadron State Eagles' basketball coach who was honored at the college this winter, died early Wednesday, March 25, in Mankato, Minnesota. He had celebrated his 92nd birthday Jan. 21.

Young and three of his children were Chadron Feb. 13 for the dedication of Loy Young Court in the Chicoine Center, Chadron State's basketball and volleyball facility that opened in November 2014.

The coach's son, Jerry, said getting to see the court and meet several of his former players during the dedication was special for his father.

Young coached the Eagles for five seasons beginning in 1951. All the teams had winning records, four of them advanced to the NAIA District 11 playoffs and the 1951-52 team was Nebraska's representative in the national tournament in Kansas City. His cumulative record at CSC was 84-37 for a .692 winning percentage, the best ever for a CSC coach who served more than two years.

Young left Chadron State to take a teaching and coaching position at the Mankato State Teachers College, which was his alma mater. He was inducted into the Chadron State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992, when about 20 of his former players returned to the campus to help honor him.

The coach and his wife, Jan, had been married 71 years. There are seven children, 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Young will begin at noon Thursday, April 9, at the Northview-North Mankato Mortuary.


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