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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:54 pm | Updated: 3:15 pm, Sat Dec 22, 2012.

On numerous occasions this season, Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds said quarterback coach Matt Young as a student of the game and how it was like having another coach on the field.

Now we know why.

Just found out that Young’s grandfather, Bob Young, was the head coach when Maryvale was a dominant program in the 1970s when he led the Panthers to a 72-35-2 record. Maryvale’s only state title appearance came in 1975 when he was at the helm and the Panthers lost 23-22 to Tucson Amphitheater, which was coached by Jerry Loper.

In a bit of twist of fate, the career of Desert Vista’s Young ended in the state quarterfinals at Hamilton’s Jerry Loper Stadium.

The elder Young left Maryvale to coach in his native state of South Dakota as he took over the University of Sioux Falls and was elected to the NAIA Hall of Fame with a career record of 172-69-3 that included a national title in 1996.

Young is also a member of the USF and South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, the USF Sanford Sports Complex football field is named Bob Young Field in honor of Young's accomplishments as a Cougar.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or JSkoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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