Boys basketball coach Ben Young departs Salmen for Episcopal

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For the second time since 2021, Salmen is searching for a new head boys basketball coach.

Ben Young is leaving the Spartans to become the head coach at Episcopal in Baton Rouge.

Young served two seasons at Salmen, guiding the Spartans to the second round of the playoffs in two straight seasons, posting a 45-23 record.

Young has great familiarity with Episcopal, having served as an assistant coach with the Knights previously.

It is the third head coaching opportunity for Young, who spent 10 years as the head coach at Runnels.

Young replaces Chris Beckman, who stepped down at the end of this past season.

At Salmen, Young replaced Josh Carlin, who departed in 2021 to accept the head coaching position at cross-town Northshore. Carlin spent just two seasons at Salmen after succeeding his father, Hall of Fame coach Jay Carlin, who served 35 years as the head coach of the Spartans, winning a state championship while posting 844 victories.

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