Scott Young no longer the coach at Independence HS

Scott Young no longer the coach at Independence HS

A day after laying his father to rest, coach Scott Young found out today, he is no longer the head coach of the Independence Patriots.

Coach Young was given the news today but was not given a reason for his dismissal. Young has been dealing with heart trouble since 2011 when he had a heart attack.

He was hired as the head coach of the Patriots back on May 6 and had a heart transplant back on May 28.

He spent 49 days in the hospital and the day he got released, he was back with Independence at the Cam Newton 7-on-7 Championships on July 15.

An already hard summer got even tougher this past Sunday as Coach Young's father passed away. The family laid him to rest yesterday and a day later, he is out of a job.

WBTV Sports has put in a call to Independence High School's athletic department but have not heard back from them.

The players at Independence will now have their fourth head coach in the last three years.

They have a scrimmage tomorrow at Wingate so the beat goes on, but it's some crazy news just one week from the Patriots heading south to Dutch Fork in South Carolina.

Dutch Fork is coached by former Patriots coach Tommy Knotts.  Knotts led the Patriots to seven straight state titles from 2000-2006.

We hope to have more on this developing story tonight on our Football Friday Night Preview Show at 11:35 p.m.

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