James Young was named assistant athletic ticket manager in October 2010. He began his career in athletics as an intern in corporate sponsorship at Illinois and then as a graduate assistant in the ticket office. Young's primary responsibilities include maintaining the reconciliation of all departmental complimentary ticket requests and the day-to-day financial reporting of the ticket office.
A native of Sumter, S.C., Young earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina in 2001 and his master's in sport management from Illinois in 2010. He and his wife, Kristen, reside in Champaign.