Drew Young has officially been named the new head coach of football at Madill High School.
“It is an honor to be named to the head coaching position at Madill HS. I have some huge shoes to fill in Madill with the retirement of Coach Cooper just as I did at Sherman HS when Coach Ronnie Tipps left to become the AD at South Lake Caroll,” Drew Young said Friday. “They impacted my life in so many positive ways just as they did with the players they coached.”
Young is a veteran of the coaching profession that has been a part of state championships throughout his illustrious career. He has coached on both sides of the Red River during that span. He headed Sherman’s athletics department and football team. At Sherman, his 2004 team made school history by reaching the 5A state semifinals.
He also was athletics director at Durant High School. He coached on teams that won football and baseball state titles at Ardmore.
“Drew has impacted the lives of so many people. He has coached several athletes now in the NFL and some that are no longer playing that still keep in contact with him. Drew Young is a player’s coach. His passion and enthusiasm for the game is contagious. His knowledge of the game is second to none. Madill is very fortunate to have someone of his caliber as their coach. He has opportunities every year to coach other places but chooses to stay in Madill. A great coach and mentor for our athletes,” former Madill football head coach Milton Cooper said of Young.
He has served on the football coaching staff at Madill since 2011 under now retired coach Milton Cooper. Young has also helped lead the power lifting program at MHS.
“I had the privilege to have Coach Young as a coach for all three sports I competed in during high school. I was around him every day of the school week and no matter what I did or said I could never outsmart him. He would always have advice for me to improve on no matter what I was doing. The knowledge he has is absolutely astonishing. He will push every student he comes across to do great things,” Madill alumnus Rowdy Votaw said.
Votaw was a member of the 2012 football team that claimed the most recent district championship in football . That squad went undefeated in the regular season and posted a first-round playoff win. Young was the defensive coordinator for the team.
“I need to thank the Administration and Board of Education for this opportunity. Our staff and players have a great challenge before us. Hopefully we will field a team that will represent our school in a positive way and make our community proud! It’s a Great Day to be a Wildcat,” Young said.