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Austin Young enters his 15th season as the head coach of the Johns Hopkins men's fencing team in 2017. Young spent his first six seasons at Homewood coaching just the men's program. In 2009, he was named the head coach of the women's fencing team as well.

In 14 seasons at the helm of the men's program, Young has compiled a 258-138 (.652) record and is the second winningest coach in program history. The Blue Jays have posted 20 or more wins in seven of his 14 seasons, including a school-record tying 26 wins in 2007-08. Young has led Hopkins to six Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) titles (2005, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017). The Blue Jays have qualified for the NCAA National Championships four times under Young.

In his eight seasons leading the women's team, Young has compiled a 121-78 record (.611). In just his second season with the women's team, he led the Blue Jays to a 17-8 mark - the second most wins in program history at the time. Young led his team to Eastern Women's Fencing Conference (EWFC) titles in each of his five seasons. The Blue Jays reclaimed the EWFC crown in 2017 and finished the season with a school-record 23 wins. 

Prior to taking over the men's program in 2003, Young served as the owner and head coach of the Clinton Fencing Club in Lebanon, NJ for six years. While at Clinton Fencing Club he developed many nationally ranked foilists. His fencers won seven NJSIAA individual high school championships and earned dozens of all-state honors.

Additionally, Young was an assistant men's fencing coach at Rutgers University from 1997 through 1999. He helped lead the Scarlet Knights to ninth and 13th place finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Young is a 1996 graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in finance. He and his wife, Judy, reside in Baltimore with their son, Leo (7).

Young Year by Year
W-L Conference NCAAs
2003-04 22-8 2nd MACFA 28th
2004-05 16-8 1st MACFA T-26th
2005-06 24-12 2nd MACFA 26th
2006-07 16-7 3rd MACFA 23rd
2007-08 26-11 1st MACFA
2008-09 22-12 3rd MACFA
2009-10 11-10 Independent
2010-11 9-12 Independent
2011-12 14-14 Independent
2012-13 21-8 1st MACFA
2013-14 21-9 1st MACFA
2014-15 15-5 1st MACFA
2015-16 22-10 2nd MACFA
2016-17 19-13 1st MACFA
Totals 258-138



Updated August 2017

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Austin Young

Austin  Young

Last College:
Rutgers '96

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Rutgers '96

Contact Coach Young:
ayoung45@jhu.edu
410/340-6269

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