Fritz adds Christian-Young as defensive backs coach
Christian-Young arrives at Tulane following five years at Army
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University head football coach Willie Fritz has named Josh Christian-Young as the team’s new defensive backs coach on Tuesday.
Christian-Young is a familiar face to the Green Wave coaching staff, having coached and played under Tulane head coach Willie Fritz. He joins Tulane after serving on the Army West Point defensive staff for the past five seasons.
“I am thrilled to join the Tulane football staff and have the opportunity to work with head coach Willie Fritz again,” Christian-Young said. “Coach Fritz has been a long-time mentor of mine and I look forward to building on his team’s success.”
During his final two seasons in West Point, New York, he coached the safeties for the Black Knights, which finished the 2019 season fifth in the nation in passing yards allowed and 30th in total defense. Christian-Young also supported Army’s recruiting efforts throughout the Southern United States.
Christian-Young arrived at Army as a defensive assistant in July 2015 and was promoted to cornerbacks coach for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He helped the Black Knights win back-to-back bowl games in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He oversaw the offensive scout team and served as the administer of defense and opponent personnel for Army.
Prior to his time in West Point, Christian-Young served as the cornerbacks coach at Georgia Southern from 2014-15 and worked under Fritz during that time. During his two seasons, the Eagles finished with a 16-7 record and won the 2014 Sun Belt Championship.
“I have known Josh for a long time as both a player and as a coach,” Fritz said. “Josh has a proven record of success wherever he has been and I could not be more excited to welcome him to Tulane. He is a student of the game and he is exactly the type of person we need in our program.”
A two-time graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Christian-Young obtained a Bachelor of Science in history in 2011 and a Master of Arts in sociology in 2013. He also graduated with a Master of Education in higher education administration from Georgia Southern.
Christian-Young played as a strong safety at Central Missouri where he played for Coach Fritz.
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