Kathy possesses the rare combination of passion, knowledge, experience and the teaching skills to communicate with any player, regardless of skill level. Kathy played and coached collegiate fastpitch and created the Travel Team component at the Academy. She has grown this program into one of the most recognized travel programs throughout the Midwest. Kathy is also a highly sought after guest speaker at coaching clinics throughout the country. Her creative and original methods of making technical corrections with her students, combined with her complete commitment to each student, add up to make her one of the premier fastpitch softball coaches in the country.
A former standout player and coach at Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago, Youngs individual athletic accomplishments include National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American Honorable Mention, NAIA District 20 Team member, a two-time Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Conference selection, SXU Most Valuable Player, SXU Hustle Award recipient and SXU Team Captain.
Kathys successes did not stop when she graduated from playing between the lines. Off the diamond, Kathy served as the CCAC Softball Chairperson for five consecutive years as well as the NAIA Region VII Softball Chairperson twice. As an assistant, Coach Young helped lead the SXU Cougars to five CCAC Championships and ten consecutive NAIA playoff appearances including three NAIA Great Lakes Regional Tournaments, two NAIA Region VII (Illinois/Iowa) Tournaments and one NAIA National Tournament.