Harry K. (Cy) Young '17
Harry K. (Cy) Young won 16 varsity letters during his W&L career and was captain of all four major sports teams. In football, he led the team in scoring four straight years and served as captain in 1916. After his playing days ended he coached at William and Mary and was freshman football coach at Washington and Lee from 1930 to 1932.
Cy also led the basketball team in scoring during three of his four years and served as captain in 1915. He was named an All-American basketball player by the Helms Foundation in 1917. On the baseball diamond, he led the team in runs scored and stolen bases each of the four years and was team captain in 1917. He was also a four-year participant in track, where he ran the 100- and 220-yard dashes. He lost only one race during his college career.
A West Virginia native, Cy was elected to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1958 and to his home state's Hall of Fame in 1966. He also is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Following his career in athletics, he served as the first alumni secretary for Washington and Lee. He retired from that post in 1958 and died in 1977.