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Ralph Young
Sport Football
Born December 27, 1889(1889-12-27)
Place of birth Crown Point, Indiana
Died January 23, 1962 (aged 72)
Place of death East Lansing, Michigan
Career highlights
Overall 56–41–3
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1916–17, 1919–22
Michigan State

Ralph H. Young (December 17, 1889 – January 23, 1962) was an American football coach. He was the head coach at DePauw University (1915), Kalamazoo College (1916–1917, 1919–1922), and Michigan State University (1923–1927). During his career as a head coach, he compiled record of 56–41–3, including an 18–22–1 mark at Michigan State. Young also served as Michigan State's first athletic director from 1923 until 1954.

Young served three terms in the Michigan Legislature, representing the East Lansing district. In 1962, he was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. He was elected to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Kalamazoo College Hall of Fame in 1986.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl
DePauw Tigers (Independent) (1915)
1915 DePauw 5–3
DePauw: 5–3
Kalamazoo Hornets (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1916–1917)
1916 Kalamazoo 7–0
1917 Kalamazoo 5–5
Kalamazoo Hornets (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919–1922)
1919 Kalamazoo 5–2
1920 Kalamazoo 5–3–1
1921 Kalamazoo 7–2
1922 Kalamazoo 4–4–1
Kalamazoo: 33–16–2
Michigan State Spartans (Independent) (1923–1927)
1923 Michigan State 3–5
1924 Michigan State 5–3
1925 Michigan State 3–5
1926 Michigan State 3–4–1
1927 Michigan State 4–5
Michigan State: 18–22–1
Total: 56–41–3
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