The inclement weather affecting Saluda County Schools' schedule Tuesday and Wednesday couldn't have come at a worse time for Stewart Young.
Young, who served the past five years as Saluda High School's defensive coordinator, was named the program's new coach at Monday night's school board meeting.
Unfortunately, as of Wednesday, Young hadn't had a chance to do what he really wanted to do: get to work.
"Oh, man, I was elated when they told me (I was head coach), but, unfortunately, we haven't been back to school since, so it's kind of like getting a Christmas present and not being able to play with it for a couple of days," Young said Wednesday afternoon on the pone. "I'm ready to go back and talk to the coaches and players.
I've got a plan and I'm sitting on go, ready to start from Day 1."
Though it will be his first head coaching opportunity, Young is no stranger the Tigers' program. After completing his collegiate playing career at Presbyterian, Young came to Saluda in 2005 and has coached at the school for the past nine seasons — two as defensive backs coach, two as special teams coach, and the past five as defensive coordinator.
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