Brian Young
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferencePioneer Football League (PFL)
Biographical details
Born (1972-06-08) June 8, 1972 (age 51)
Alma materGeorgia Southern University
Playing career
c. 1996Georgia Southern
2000Bismarck Blaze
2001Duluth-Superior Lumberjacks
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
?Alfred E. Beach HS
?Savannah HS
c. 2002Georgia Force (asst.)
c. 2003Grand Rapids Rampage (DB)
2004Louisiana College (S/ST)
2005Grand Rapids Rampage (DC)
2005Canton Legends
2005–2009Mississippi College (S/SCT/RC/DC)
2010–2011Cornell (DB)
2013–2019Stetson (DC)
2020Georgia Southern (SDA)
?Alfred E. Beach HS
?Savannah HS
Head coaching record
Overall11–21 (college)

Brian Young (born June 8, 1972) is an American football coach and former defensive back who is currently the head coach of the Stetson Hatters of the Pioneer Football League (PFL). He played college football at Georgia Southern and was in the Indoor Football League (IFL) before starting a coaching career in c. 2002.

Early life and playing career

Young was born on June 8, 1972. He attended Groves High School, where he was a "pretty good" three-sport athlete.[1] He played defensive back at Georgia Southern, where he earned a B.S. in 1997.[2]

Young was invited to NFL training camps in 1998 and 1999, but did not sign with a team.[3] He later played briefly in the Indoor Football League (IFL) with the Bismarck Blaze and Duluth-Superior Lumberjacks.[2]

Coaching career

Young coached Alfred E. Beach High School and Savannah High School in football and basketball, leading his Savannah basketball team to a 32–2 record and a state runner-up finish.[3]

In c. 2002, Young became an assistant coach for the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League (AFL).[2] He later served as secondary and defensive backs coach for the Grand Rapids Rampage, before joining Louisiana College in 2004 as secondary and special teams coach.[4] He returned to the Grand Rapids Rampage as defensive coordinator in 2005, and after that season finished, became head coach of the Canton Legends.[4]

In 2005, Young became secondary and special teams coach at Mississippi College, eventually being named recruiting coordinator and defensive coordinator as well.[5] He left to become the defensive backs coach at Cornell in 2010, where he served two seasons.[3]

In 2013, Young was named defensive coordinator at Stetson University, which was bringing back their football team for the first time since the 1950s. He served seven seasons in that position, helping the team place first or second in conference pass defense in every year.[2]

Young left Stetson to become senior defensive analyst at Georgia Southern in 2020.[2] He came back to Stetson in 2021, being named head coach.[1] He led them to a 4–7 record in his first year as head coach.[6]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Stetson Hatters (Pioneer Football League) (2021)
2021 Stetson 4–7 2–6 8th
2022 Stetson 4–6 2–5 9th
2023 Stetson 3–8 1–7 11th
Stetson: 11–21 5–18
Total: 11–21


  1. ^ a b Dominitz, Nathan (June 9, 2021). "Savannah native Brian Young feels at home taking charge of Stetson football program". Savannah Morning News.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Brian Young". Stetson Hatters.
  3. ^ a b c "Brian Young". Cornell Big Red.
  4. ^ a b "Legends Announce Brian Young as Head Coach". Our Sports Central. May 25, 2005.
  5. ^ "Brian Young". Georgia Southern Eagles.
  6. ^ "2021 Football Schedule". Stetson Hatters.