Providence names Young as girls basketball coach

Marty Young, a man with a wealth of coaching experience in high school basketball, has been hired by Providence to be its girls basketball coach.

“Marty has a history of building programs and he makes winners of every program he has been involved with,” said Providence athletic director Steve Stokes. “Our girls basketball program may be young, but we have a rich tradition in our division as 2012 CIF Runners-Up and 2013 CIF Champions. With Coach Young’s leadership, Providence girls basketball is on track to return to a championship level program.”

Young started the girls basketball program at Nordhoff several years ago, serving as both head varsity and head JV coach in the early stages there. His JV teams were undefeated league champions and his varsity teams advanced in the CIF playoffs.

He later coached at Villanova Prep and at St. John Bosco (Bellflower), where he led his team to a Trinity League Championship.

Young was voted “Marmonte League Coach of the Year” for the freshman/sophomore level in 2013-2014 after taking the Thousand Oaks girls basketball team to a Marmonte League championship.

He has taught and counseled in public and private schools and has coached football, basketball, baseball, track, cross country, softball, and volleyball. For 30 years, he served as a school principal and consultant for the State of California. His coaching record includes 18 high schools and colleges, where his teams won more than 650 games.

Young graduated from St. John Bosco High, earned an athletic scholarship to the University of San Diego, and obtained a masters degree from Chapman University. He holds California teaching, counseling, and administrative credentials.

Young is active in the community, serving on the board of American Indian Health Services in Santa Barbara, on the Grand Jury in Ventura County, and many other activities. He lives in Ojai with his family and is proud of his Blackfeet Indian heritage and his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.