Brad W. Young, a well-respected and highly-successful local high school and travel ball coach, joined the Hood softball coaching staff as an assistant in 2011-12.
As the head coach of the Walkersville High School varsity softball team, Young turned around a program that had been 2-17 the year before his arrival. Young took the Lions to the state semifinals in 2009 after having won the 2-A western region. In his six years as head coach his record was 73-47. Young has coached tournament travel teams for the Heartbreakers, Maryland Stars and Maryland Express. Young got his start in softball coaching through the Glade Valley Athletic Association.
Young is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a CTFA (Certified Trust and Financial Advisor). He holds a M.B.A. from Frostburg State University, a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in economics and an A.A. from Frederick Community College in business. He has completed the National Graduate trust school at Northwestern University and the Trust school through Cannon Financial Institute.
An active member of the Frederick community, Young currently serves on the Board of Frederick County Public Schools. Also, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Universities at Shady Grove. Young is a past chairman of the Board of Trustees for Frederick Community College, past president of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, and Past-Chair of the Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors, (ACCT). Young also served on the Advisory Board for the Academy of Finance through the Career and Technology Center of Frederick County Public Schools for 10 years.
Young is on the adjunct faculty of Mount Saint Mary's University where he teaches corporate finance, personal finance and investments. He has been active with Junior Achievement and has been named an "Outstanding Alumni of the Year" at FCC. Young is President & CEO of Maryland Financial Planners, a local financial services and wealth management firm.
Young and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Walkersville. They have three children, Jessica, Brittany and Rachel.
Brad Young is a registered representative of Lincoln
Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer (member SIPC) and
registered investment advisor.