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Cory Young
Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Indianapolis
Graduating Year: 2005
Experience: 1 Year
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Cory Young Bio
Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
Release: 10/19/2012

Cory Young is in his second season at the University of Miami after joining the program in the fall of 2012.

Miami's throwers flourished under Young's guidance with Isaiah Simmons, Lea Johnson and Amber Monroe all qualifying for the NCAA East Preliminary.

Simmons was the ACC champion in shot put for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. The redshirt freshman also broke Miami's nearly 13-year-old indoor shot put record with a mark of 18.17m and set new outdoor records in shot put (18.89m), discus (54.41m) and hammer (51.46m) records. 

On the women's side, Johnson climbed the Miami record books in her sophomore season peaking at No. 3 in school history in women's hammer with a throw of 56.54m. She also set a personal best in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 18.85m.

Monroe also shined in her first season working with Young, earning three wins in women’s discusand one in women’s shot put. She also set indoor personal-bests in the shot put (13.58m) and weight throw (15.77m).

Young joined the staff after spending 2011-12 at the University of Kentucky and will serve as the throws coach at UM. With the Wildcats, he coached two athletes to All-America status at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and guided the SEC discus champion and school-record javelin thrower.

Prior to his tenure at UK, Young sereved as the throws coach at Grand Valley State. Under Young, Grand Valley State won the 2011 NCAA Division II National Indoor Track & Field Championships. During his tenure with GVSU, the team made an impact at the national level, totaling 33 All-America honors and four national champions.

The GVSU women throwers accounted for 34 of the Lakers' 82.5 points at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships and 30 of the 83 points at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships. GVSU won national titles in the shot put and hammer throw in outdoor competition and took first and second place in shot put at indoors. Young's throwers scored 55 points at the outdoor Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.

During the 2010 indoor campaign at GVSU, school records were set in the women's weight throw and men's and women's shot put. During the 2010 outdoor campaign, Lakers throwers continued to excel with nine throwers advancing to the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships and three student-athletes earning All-America status.

Before arriving at Grand Valley State, Young was formerly the throws coach at perennial national contender Western State College. In one year, Young had two female freshman throwers compete at Outdoor Nationals and his student-athletes broke numerous school records and rewrote the top-10 lists.

While at Western State, Young also managed and coordinated events at the school's conference center. Some of Young's other duties included creating and implementing workouts for the throwers, consulting with other events coaches with their workouts, and teaching weight training courses in the spring.

Young graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in computer information systems. As an athlete, Young was a two-time All-American in the weight throw and was also a two-time outdoor national qualifier in the hammer and discus.

Schedule
 
Thursday, April 17
Track and Field at ACC Championships
Chapel Hill, N.C.
ALL DAY
Thursday, April 24
Track and Field at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
ALL DAY
Saturday, April 26
Track and Field at Bobcat Classic (Texas State)
San Marcos, Texas
ALL DAY
Friday, May 02
Track and Field at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
ALL DAY
Friday, May 16
Track and Field at Georgia Tech Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
ALL DAY
Thursday, May 29
Track and Field at NCAA East Preliminary
Jacksonville, Fla.
ALL DAY
Wednesday, June 11
Track and Field at NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
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