Jason Young is in his fifth year as assistant strength and conditioning coach under head strength and conditioning coach Cliff Felkins. Young was a two-time All-American and named 10-time all-conference during his tenure as a Red Raider student-athlete, as well as an influential role in turning the Tech track and field program around.
Young is a 1999 graduate of W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas and was one of top throws prospects in state of Texas as senior. He threw 170'-09" at the Junior National Meet, earning him a fifth-place finish. Young finished second in discus at state meet and Golden West Invitational. Young was also a gold medal winner in the discus at the 1999 USA Junior Olympics.
Young's most recent accomplishments include competing at the 2004 Olympic Trials held in Sacramento, Calif., this past July. Young placed sixth in the preliminaries and advanced to the finals. Young fell short of making it to Athens as he finished ninth in the finals.
Young holds the school records in the indoor season weight throw with a 63'-1" and in the outdoor season discus and hammer throws with marks of 206'-5", his top mark of 2004, and 193', respectively.
Young received his bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech in May, 2004. He resides in Lubbock.