Avon, Ind. – Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) has hired Jason Young as Corporation Athletic Director. While headquartered at Avon High School (AHS), Young will provide oversight and direction to athletics programs across the school district. This is the first time ACSC has taken this comprehensive approach. “We are excited not only to welcome Jason Young as our Athletic Director,” says Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham, “but to see how athletic programs across our district unite and flourish under his leadership.”
“Avon has been a special place for me since I was hired here in 1996. I have always been proud to be an Oriole,” says Young. “We have a deep and dedicated athletic staff, and I look forward to working with all of them. My goal is to develop positive relationships with student-athletes and coaches and help create a positive experience for everyone involved. I look forward to seeing our athletes train for the championships that await them.”
Young began his career as the Physical Education teacher at White Oak Elementary. He moved to Cascade High School for a five-year stint as Teacher and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach before returning to Avon in 2004. Since then, in addition to his role as a Physical Education Teacher, he has served as Chair of the Physical Education Department. He was the Head Boys Basketball Coach for 14 years, and he stepped in to serve as Co-Interim Athletic Director in February of this year.
“Jason Young knows Avon as a long-time teacher, department chair, and former head coach,” notes AHS Principal Matt Shockley. “He also loves Avon Athletics and cares about its success. [During the interview process,] he articulated a vision that identified our areas of strength and opportunity for the future.”
Young’s tenure as Co-Interim Athletic Director was a season during which he distinguished himself from a crowded field of candidates by demonstrating his leadership abilities and relationship-building strengths. Shockley adds, “Jason earned the support of the Athletic Department staff through his relationship-driven approach, positive mindset, and his engagement with our various programs. I am so happy for Jason and excited about his leadership of Oriole athletics!”
Young shares his gratitude to Mr. Shockley and Dr. Wyndham for inviting him to assume this role, and he is aware of the responsibilities and opportunities that are ahead of him. “Becoming an Athletic Director is not as simple as taking on a new job,” says Young. “It’s a lifestyle change, and a commitment that I wouldn’t not be able to make without the love and support of my wife, Kim.”
Young earned his Bachelor of Science in Education at Purdue University and his Master of Science in Building Level School Administration at IUPUI.
Today is the first day of Young’s new role.