Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Jay Young
COACH 2008-2016
Jay, who was born in Germany, spent four years in Labrador, Canada where, with little else to do during the long, cold winters, took up bowling, and became highly proficient at knocking down pins. After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, he began a 48 year association with Wenatchee High School including 47 as a teacher. Jay initially was an assistant wrestling coach for four years before assisting with the girls bowling team for six years.

In 2008, he took the reins as head coach of the bowlers and proceeded to establish the program as one of the best in the state. During eight seasons at the helm, Jay guided the Panthers to a state championship in 2016, second place in 2014, fourth in 2013, and sixth in 2011. As head coach, the team won three district titles, six league championships (three outright and three co) and compiled an impressive 79-24 (.767) record.

Jay was named Big Nine Conference Bowling Coach of the Year six times, Tom Byrne WHS Coach of the Year twice, and was a Finalist for North Central Washington Coach of the Year in 2016.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.