High School Sports

Former Old Mill, St. Paul's wrestling coach Dan Youngblood dies at 51 in boating accident

Former Old Mill, St. Paul's wrestling coach Dan Youngblood dies at 51 in boating accident

Dan Youngblood, a longtime wrestling coach who led Old Mill to the Class 4A-3A state championship in 2009, died early Sunday morning in a boating accident on the Severn River. The Severna Park resident was 51.

A former state high school wrestling champion himself, Youngblood attended Old Mill, where he won the Maryland 126-pound title in 1985. He then wrestled at the University of Pittsburgh before returning to Anne Arundel County to work, to coach and to navigate the river he loved.

“Danny grew up on the Severn; his father taught him how to boat,” said Jay Braunstein, another coach and a longtime friend who was with him when he died.

Youngblood and two others were...

79°