LEGEND…Steve Young Gets Coaching Job! (Provo, UT)
Steve Young played for two of the greatest offensive masterminds in football history: LaVell Edwards and Bill Walsh.
So it makes sense that Young, who has been an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football coverage for years, is taking his talents to the sideline.
Per a report from Sports Illustrated, Young will be coaching high school girls flag football in Atherton, California.
Here's Young's quote from Madison Williams' article (Full article here):
“Flag football will be a wonderful opportunity for young women to show their talent,” Young said in a statement. “Football is a great team game that teaches tremendous life lessons. I want to help build women’s flag football.”
This is going to be the inaugural year of sanctioned girls flag football in California. This is an awesome development. Flag football at all levels is taking off and I love that it's now a high school sport for girls. I think there could be flag football for boys too in the near future especially in states like California who don't like padded football because of health risks. I don't think flag will replace the padded team, just give an alternative to kids.
Women's flag football is instantly better than watching soccer. Dad's should be rejoicing at this development and should be writing their local city council people and school districts to get girls flag football at Utah high schools.
Good luck to Coach Young on your new venture! Throw it deep!