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Young takes over as AD at St. Mary's

Jamie Young, the head football coach at St. Mary's, has been chosen to take over as the school's athletic director, Principal James Meyer announced Tuesday.

Young, 51, replaces Adam Peterson, who has been the AD since January 2015. Peterson, who also served as general counsel for St. Mary's, has taken a position with the Oregon Department of Justice as an assistant attorney general for the state.

Young will assume athletic director duties on June 6.

Young, who has taught at St. Mary's for seven years, revitalized the Crusaders' football program after years of losing seasons and low participation. He was Southern Cascade League coach of the year in 2014 and was a national finalist for the Positive Coaches Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award in 2016.

Young graduated from University of California-Davis with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and from Chapman University with a master's in education. Prior to arriving at St. Mary’s, he taught and coached for 16 years in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Adams led St. Mary's to its most success in 150 years of athletics, said Meyer. Thirteen of the Crusaders' 17 varsity programs made the postseason, with eight conference and four state championships. Fifteen of the programs were academic all-state, and Class 3A St. Mary’s has a big lead in the Oregonian Cup standings which measures athletic performance in each classification.