Kenneth Young, a 1966 Eunice High graduate, was a basketball star for the Bobcats. Under the direction of his coach and mentor, Curtis Joubert, Young was named to the All-Southwest team and received first team All-State basketball honors as he led the state with a 32.4 points per game average.
In 1966, Kenneth Young was selected by the Lions Club as the Most Outstanding Player and in his senior year, Young was inducted into the EHS Senior Hall of Fame. He also played American Legion baseball during the summers.
Kenneth Young went on to play basketball at Nicholls State University and in 1970 graduated with a bachelor degree in lower elementary education. Together, with his father Burleigh Young, Kenneth earned his masters degree from LSU.
Kenneth Young taught at North Street Elementary and South Street Elementary in Opelousas. He also served as a basketball coach at Belmont Academy. Young was also a beloved sixth grade teacher at Acadian Middle School in Lafayette.
Sadly, in January 2007 at the age of 58, Kenneth Young passed away. However, his legacy will forever be recognized at Eunice High School as a great athlete.
“FOREVER A BOBCAT….KENNETH YOUNG”