Benedict College head baseball coach Selwyn Young notched his 200th career coaching victory in a 10-4 game-one doubleheader win over Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Paine College on April 15th.
Selwyn Young is in his eighth season as head baseball coach of the Benedict Tigers. During his tenure at Benedict, Young is the all-time winningest baseball coach with 200 wins. His record over seven seasons is 200-128. He won his 100th game in 2013.
Under Young, the Tigers have achieved NCAA records in stolen bases and stolen bases per game for seven of eight years finishing at the top of the NCAA Division II. Labeled “those base stealing bandits”, Young’s teams stolen base record in Division II is a mark that may not be matched for some time.
Young hails from Los Angeles, California. He played collegiate baseball at Pepperdine University, was drafted by the Oakland A’s and played with the Baltimore Orioles. He was also a Major League baseball scout for the Cincinnati Reds and the Seattle Mariners.
Coach Young has an AA from Antelope Valley College, a BA in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State College, a MSS in Sports Management from United States Sports Academy and a MS in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University.
Young’s coaching career started as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners scout team. Prior to Benedict, Young coached at Compton College, Antelope Valley College, Santa Barbara City College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, and Los Angeles City College.
Since taking the helm of Tiger baseball Coach Young has not had a losing season since his arrival at Benedict. He is also an academic disciplinarian. His teams have averaged more than 17 players with a 3.0 or better Grade Point Average each year.