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
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.