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Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!

Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!



9 months ago by Pat McKee

Young named girls soccer coach at Columbus North, becomes fourth leader of Bull Dog program

                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.



  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


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