Girls Varsity Soccer
And then there were four.
David Young has been appointed varsity girls’ soccer coach at Columbus North, Bull Dogs athletic director Jeff Hester announced Monday (March 11).
That makes Young just the fourth CN girls’ soccer coach in program history. Young follows Todd Schutte, Mike Spock and Derek Stewart in the role. Schutte directed the team from 1993-1998, Spock from 1999-2011 and Stewart from 2012-2018.
Young was the boys’ JV coach last season at Columbus East, and he previously was the girls’ head coach and a boys’ assistant coach at Franklin Community High School. He led the Franklin girls for two years, compiling an 11-20-2 record in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
“I am delighted about the opportunity to work in the Columbus North program,” said Young, who also coaches in the Columbus Express club program. “With its tradition of success, it long has been one that I have admired. Derek and the coaches who preceded him have done a great job.”
Hester said he is pleased that the coaching search resulted in identifying Young.
“I liked the vision he expressed for the program and the time that he will be willing to invest,” Hester said. “In addition, he has quality experience in being a varsity head coach at Franklin Community, and everyone there spoke highly of him.”
Young attended Franklin College and has worked in Columbus as an engineer for AT&T for about 20 years. He has resided in Franklin and began his coaching career in 2005 in a youth program for the Franklin Church of Christ. He then became coach of the Franklin Community Middle School boys’ team for the 2011 and 2012 seasons before working as an assistant with the Franklin High boys in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He helped the Grizzly Cub boys to a 30-18-4 mark during his three seasons.
Young then was named the Franklin girls’ head coach, guiding the Cubs to 7-8-2 and 4-12-0 ledgers in his two seasons. He was the Columbus East boys’ JV coach last fall and helped direct the Olympians’ varsity to an 8-8-1 season.
In addition, Young has coached in the Columbus Express program since 2012, including currently guiding the Express ’05 girls’ team. He also coached in the Express North Academy in Franklin from 2013 through 2015.
“When (the Columbus North girls’ position) opened, I talked with several people about it, prayed about it and decided it was for me,” Young said. “There is a lot of talent in the program, and hopefully we can continue the winning and make a difference in the community. I am very excited to get started.”
Stewart completed seven seasons as the CN girls’ soccer coach with a 77-39-13 record that included four sectional, two regional and two Conference Indiana championships. The Bull Dogs went 11-5-0 last season with a runner-up finish in conference. Stewart’s resignation was announced last month.
Young and his wife, Jennifer, have four children – E.J., 18, Grant, 16, Branson, 15, and Alyah, 9.
COLUMBUS NORTH GIRLS SOCCER (Year-By-Year Results)
Year Record GF:GA Tourney Result MVP Coach
1993 4-7-1 16:21 No IHSAA tournament Jenny Forste Todd Schutte
1994 10-6-0 39:28 Lost in first round Monica Betigheimer Todd Schutte
1995 10-5-1 56:21 Lost in first round Jenny Forste Todd Schutte
1996 10-9-1 38:51 Semi-state! Carrie Lowe Todd Schutte
1997 9-8-2 68:32 Sectional final Lyn Koczaja Todd Schutte
1998 12-7-1 63:26 Sectional final Michelle Aymond Todd Schutte
1999 8-11-0 39:33 Sectional semifinal Jenny Goffinet Mike Spock
2000 15-4-2 56:23 Regionals! Mary Voelz Mike Spock
2001 7-12-1 33:47 Regionals! Leah Sallee Mike Spock
2002 14-7-1 62:28 Semi-state! Mary Stroh/Kathleen Gerstle Mike Spock
2003 9-6-2 34:26 Lost in first round Katherine Garland Mike Spock
2004 12-8-1 69:28 Semi-state! Lindsey Fox Mike Spock
2005 14-5-2 53:20 Semi-state! Lindsey Fox Mike Spock
2006 10-2-7 36:10 Sectional final Sarah Orisich Mike Spock
2007 19-2-1 68:15 Elite Eight! Sarah Orisich Mike Spock
2008 18-2-2 53:15 Semi-state! Katie Dana Mike Spock
2009 18-3-1 89:14 Semi-state! Katie Dana Mike Spock
2010 17-6-2 106:18 State Runner-up! Kayleigh Steigerwalt Mike Spock
2011 20-3-0 114:9 Semi-state 2nd Morgan Proffitt Mike Spock
2012 8-8-3 45:24 Regional semi Elizabeth James Derek Stewart
2013 13-5-0 70:23 Sectional 2nd Kenadie Carlson Derek Stewart
2014 13-5-1 75:31 Regional semi Tamara Wurstle Derek Stewart
2015 5-9-3 22:25 Sectional semi Natalie Teo Derek Stewart
2016 13-3-4 54:14 Semi-State! Addy Lang Derek Stewart
2017 14-4-2 44:17 Semi-State! Tanner Johnson Derek Stewart
2018 11-5-0 57:17 Sectional 2nd Jenna Lang Derek Stewart