Lyford Young - Inductee - 2022

Lyford Young played basketball and ran track at Free Soil high school, graduating with the Class of 1955. Lyford was a first team All-WMD Conference selection in 1953, 1954 and 1955. His team won the District Championship in 1954 and 1955. In the 1954-55 season, Young scored 420 points, averaging 19.1 points per game. Young went on to score 975 points in his high school career. In both 1954 and 1955 Young was selected to the All-State first team. Young played basketball in 1955-56 at Adrian College. Lyford Young also excelled in track at Free Soil. He earned four varsity letters  in track and was WMD champion in 1953 in the 100 yard dash, the 220 yard dash, and was first at the CMU Relays in the Sprint Medley Relay. In 1954 he was again WMD champion in the 220 yard dash and in the shot put and the Medley Relay. Lyford Young passed away in January 2016 at the age of 79