William Young

Class of 1990

Naperville Central

Bill started his wrestling career at Thornton Harvey with Jack Robinson a Hall of Famer as his coach. While competing there, he was a two-time state qualifier.

His collegiate career began at Illinois University, where he stayed for two years before transferring to Northern Illinois University. While at Northern Illinois he became the IIAC Conference Champion, the Central AAU Free Style Champion, placed 3rd and 4th in the NAIA. Staying at Northern Illinois as a graduate assistant for two years, he helped in the development of 8 NAIA All-Americans, one of them Roy Conrad, himself a Hall of Famer.

Upon completion of his Master’s Degree, Bill accepted a teaching-coaching position at Naperville Central High School in 1960. He assisted for 2 years and during that time Naperville Central has 7 State Qualifiers and 2 Place winners. Taking over in 1962, he developed 18 State Qualifiers, 8 Place winners, one who was a Champion. He gave up the Head Coaching position in 1978 and became involved in Administration. His teams throughout these years have won over 200 dual meets, the UpState Conference Championship, 3 Regional, placed 2nd in the two Sectionals and won one.

Bill got back into wrestling serving as an assistant 3 years ago and is still the Dean of Boys at Naperville Central.

Retired 1984

Naperville Central Hall of Fame 1994

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