With day one of the Cubs’ 2014 football season only days away, Coach Mark Young spends time in his office Monday, July 28. 

He has been in and out of his office all summer, working on filling his coaching staff and assisting players who have heeded his calls to summer workouts each day. He seems completely focused and ready to help lead the Cubs on the 2014 campaign, and has his eyes on much more than snapping the team’s long losing streak.

Young has been in Olney since the spring, when he was hired by the Olney ISD Board of Trustees shortly after Hugh Farmer abruptly resigned for a position in Seymour. 

He came to Olney from Electra, along with his wife, Allison, and their children: 13-year-old Baylee, 4-year-old Slayden and 17-month-old Kase. 

“I like being able to deal with kids every day and motivate them to become better people,” he said of his love for coaching.

Throughout the years, Young has had time to develop a definite football philosophy that is focused on the “Three Ps.”

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