Irma Marsh Middle School Athletics

Renee Young

Coach Renee Young is the IMMS Girls Coordinator and coaches volleyball, track, and soccer. 

Coach Young has played soccer for over 25 years, ran track for 10 years, played 9 years of volleyball, and played basketball for 7 years. Coach Young has competed in multiple AAU State Track Meets and played college volleyball. She was awarded to the M.A.C. All-Conference Team for Volleyball during her time at Richland Jr. College. 

Coach Young graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She has coached at Liberty Christian, Aubrey, Cleburne, Benbrook, and IMMS. 

At Liberty Christian in Argyle, Young served as the Girls Head Volleyball & Track Coach and was the Girls Athletic Coordinator. As Head Track Coach, Young was a part of 4 State Track Championships in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1998 with a State Runner-up title in 1997 (TAPPS 4A) and 10 District Championships. In 1998 as Head Volleyball Coach, Young helped the Lady Warriors win a Bi-District Championship and qualify as Regional finalists. Coach Young was named Coach of the Year for Volleyball in 1997 and 2000; TAPPS 4 A Coach of the Year in 1998 and Awarded the Dallas Morning News Table of Champions of the Year in 1998.

Taking a break from coaching to raise two children, Young was an elementary PE teacher for 9 years and then returned to coaching in 2015 at Benbrook Middle High School. Young served as the Middle School Coordinator, coached JV Volleyball, Middle School Volleyball, Track, and Soccer. Young coached the Lady Cats to their first FWISD City Championship in both Track and Soccer in 2018 and won the City Track Championships again in 2019 and 2021. 

Coach Renee Young and her husband, Phil, have been married for 29 years and have two children, Annesly (25) and Riley (22). 

Coach Young is a USA Regional Volleyball Referee and a TASO Referee for FW Metro. She still loves to play soccer, workout, read mystery books, and watch mystery shows. 

Coach Young believes it is important for any coach at ANY level to always try and learn something new EVERY season. Coach Young wants the IMMS Lady Lions to realize it is about competing against yourself every single day - not winning every time at every competition since it is not realistic in life. It’s about getting better every day and being better than you were the day before. When we focus on this, it takes the fear out of trying. Great things will happen if you “bring it” every day, not just when you feel like it. This is a life lesson you will take with you long after your days of playing sports for life’s other journeys.