Gerald Young, Athletic Director
Professor of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation & Athletic Director
Chair of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation
Office: West Gym 207
Formerly Carleton’s Associate Athletic Director, Gerald Young took over as Athletic Director on Jun 1, 2010 following the retirement of Leon Lunder. Young also serves as chair of the Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation (PEAR) Department. He was the lead person for the athletic department’s recovery from the Cannon River flood of Sept. 2010.
Young came to Carleton in 1992 and served as an assistant football coach at Carleton for 17 seasons and as an assistant softball coach for 10 seasons. He also worked with the men’s and women’s track programs.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in health, physical education, and recreation from Southwestern College (Kan.) and his master of science degree in physical education from St. Cloud State University.
A former all-conference defensive end at Southwestern, Young served stints as an assistant football coach at St. Cloud State, Western Oregon State University, and MacMurray College (Ill.). He also was assistant coordinator of student-athlete services at Oregon State University.
His involvement within the NCAA includes, but is not limited to:
• Completing the 2001–02 NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males.
• Acting as chair of the NCAA Division III infractions panel in 2005.
• Completing the 2007-08 NCAA Pathway Program designed to enhance the professional skills of women and people of color who seek to become directors of athletics, through education, training and mentorship.
Young resides in Northfield with his wife, Ann Wieber-Young, and his two children.