Jacksonville University Assistant Softball Coach Mike Young is entering his third season as a member of the Dolphins' coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. A 19-year coaching veteran, Young came to JU in 2015, after spending the previous 12 seasons as the head coach at Bishop Snyder Catholic School in Jacksonville.
Young led Bishop Snyder to a state title in 2006, a final four appearance in 2008, and consecutive state runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2013. He is also a three-time recipient of Dairy Farmer Coach of the Year (2008, 2012, and 2013).
Prior to his time at Bishop Snyder, Young was the head coach at Bishop Dunne Catholic School in Dallas, Texas where he had the program's field dedicated to him (Michael J. Young Field). He is a current National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) member and holds an NFCA 4 Star Coach accreditation. He is also a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).
The Jacksonville native graduated from Florida State University in 1996 with a Bachelor's of Science degree. He earned his Master's of Education from Texas Woman's University in 2012.