St. Mary Catholic High School welcomes Josh Young as its new head football coach.

Young played high school football at Appleton North, collegiately at Lawrence University and was a player/owner of the semi-pro Kimberly Storm. He has previously coached football at Appleton West and, most recently, Kaukauna High School. At Kaukauna, he was the head junior varsity coach and varsity running backs coach.

“We are excited to welcome Josh to our St. Mary Catholic Schools family,” SMCHS Athletic Director Matt Schoultz said. “Josh will be an excellent leader for our Zephyrs Football Program. His experience playing collegiately and semi-pro and coaching at the high school level will help to continue to build a foundation for success for our football program. Josh believes in building strong relationships with players, families and the community, and I believe he will have an immediate positive impact for the entire football program. He brings a culture that has expectations to help develop life-long skills, gives his student-athletes the ability to make confident decisions and grow as young Christian men and women.”

“I am extremely excited to become the head varsity football coach at St. Mary Catholic High School. It is a tremendous opportunity and I feel like this is a great fit for me and for the St. Mary Catholic Schools Football program. I cannot wait to get to work,” Young said. “I am truly honored to have this opportunity and I look forward to working with the great families and having a positive impact on the student-athletes as we work together to build a strong football program.”

The Zephyrs finished 3-3 overall record last season. Several major contributors will return to the 2021-2022 team. Young will open his coaching career at SMCHS when his team will travel to play Wisconsin Heights High School on August 28.