Runnels | Independent School, Baton Rouge


Ben YoungVarsity Baseball Coach

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Coach Young is a 2006 graduate of Runnels High School. While at Runnels, he played varsity baseball and basketball, earning All-State and All-Metro awards in both sports. He went on to play college baseball and received a bachelor’s degree in math from Bryan College in Tennessee. Coach Young now teaches Algebra II at Runnels High School while serving as head coach for the varsity basketball and baseball teams. 

Coach Young is a Runnels Raider through and through! His mom taught first grade at Runnels for years. Both of his sisters are Runnels alums, with one teaching art in our kindergarten, and his daughter and nieces are continuing the family legacy by attending Runnels.

  • 7-2A District Champions   / 2015
  • State Quarter-finalist   / 2015
  • …3 straight years making the state playoffs
  • 7-2A Coach of the Year  / 2015

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