Brandon Young smiling

Brandon Young

Athletic Director


Brandon has been an blind athlete his entire life. At the age of 11 he was introduced to the sport of goalball, which became his passion. He competed in the 2000 Paralympic games in Sydney Australia and, after returning to his hometown of Philadelphia, he helped found a youth-led nonprofit serving youth who had dropped out of school. He moved to California in 2005 and began working at the Hatlen Center for the Blind where he introduced the students there to goalball. After learning about BORP, Brandon began volunteering with its goalball program, helping to establish the goalball class at UC Berkeley. Brandon joined the BORP staff in 2021. He is committed to building a pipeline of BORP athletes who can take whatever sport they play to the highest level of competition.