Scott Young reportedly out at Independence High School

Published 5:03 pm Friday, August 12, 2016

Staff report

CHARLOTTE — According to reports from several news agencies, former West Rowan High School football coach is now suddenly out as head coach at Independence High.

According to WBTV Sports, Young was given the news on Friday but was not given a reason for his dismissal. The Post’s attempt to reach Young on Friday night was unsuccessful.

Earlier in the week, Young was dealing with the death of his father, and then received this bad news yesterday.

Young, who was hired as the head coach at Independence in early May, had a heart transplant on May 28. He spent 49 days in the hospital after the transplant and returned to work at Independence on July 15.

Young, 44, had tremendous success at West Rowan, including three state 3A championships in 2008-10. Young’s teams won 172 games and nine conference titles in 17 seasons at West.

Young resigned as head coach at West in April 2015, due to health concerns. He had well-documented heart issues and was on a heart transplant list at that time.