By Chris Bieri
Anchorage Daily News 

After 25 years as coach, Wrangell grad Archie Young leaves Mt. Edgecumbe

 

March 27, 2024

Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News

Mt. Edgecumbe boys basketball coach Archie Young works the sideline during a game at Ketchikan High School on Feb. 22.

Archie Young likes to joke that August is like Christmas for the coaches at Mt. Edgecumbe, full of surprises for the season ahead.

The state-run public boarding school in Sitka has new students coming in and departing each year, and it isn't until classes start and the dust settles that the coaches know who might be representing the school on various athletic fields and courts.

In 25 years as a teacher and coach, Young has thrived as a stabilizing force in those unpredictable circumstances. But earlier this season, Young announced that this will be his final one at Mt. Edgecumbe.

"It's been on...



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