Ranger Exes Memorial-TX - RHS Class of 1951

BILL YUNG, COACH OF BUFFS FROM 1977 to 1981, INDUCTED INTO W.T. A&M HALL OF FAME Bill Yung coached the W. Texas A&M Buffs football program from 1977 to 1981, compiling a 26-27-1 record and winning two Missouri Valley Conference championships in 1977 and 1979. The Ranger native was a three-year letter man at T.C.U. from 1953-55. He started his coaching career as an associate freshman coach at T.C.U. in 1956, and then was a player-coach in the U.S. Army at Ft. Sill, OK. Yung's first head high school coaching job was at Coleman, where he led them to the 1960 Regional Title. He served as line coach at Garland High School from 1964-67, where the Owls won the state 4-A championship in 1964. In 1968 Young took the head coaching position at Grand Prairie High School, and in 1972 he joined Coach Grant Teaff at Baylor for five years and was the coordinator in 1974 when the Bears won their first Southwest Conference championship, earning the Cotton Bowl berth. Yung coached under such future professionals as Bo Robinson, Reggie McElroy, William Fifer, Glen Keller and John Holt. The former "Voice of the Buffaloes," Warren Hasse of Pampa said, "Bill was not only an outstanding and dedicated coach, he was the kind of person that any parent would want their child, male or female, to associate with." He was head coach at Texas-El Paso from 1982-1985, and then went into the insurance business. Yung is now retired in El Paso, where he lives with his wife. He has two grown children. Induction ceremonies for the Class of 2003 will be at 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 27 at the W.T.A.&M. (Ranger Times)