Charlton Young

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Charlton Young
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team Florida State
Conference ACC
Biographical details
Born (1971-08-15) August 15, 1971 (age 45)
Miami, Florida
Playing career
1989–1993 Georgia Southern
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–1997 Auburn (asst.)
1997–1999 Jacksonville (asst.)
1999–2000 Northeastern (asst.)
2000–2004 Auburn (asst.)
2004–2005 Chattanooga (assoc.)
2005–2009 Georgia Tech (asst.)
2009–2013 Georgia Southern
2013–present Florida State (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 43–84 (.339)
Accomplishments and honors
TAAC Tournament MVP (1992)

Charlton Young (born August 15, 1971[1]) is an American college basketball assistant coach at Florida State and the former head coach of the Georgia Southern University Eagles men's basketball team, located in Statesboro, Georgia. He was the head coach of the Eagles from 2009-2013[2] and was the twelfth coach in the history of the program,[3] replacing Jeff Price. The Eagles were collectively and individually successful during his four seasons as the head coach at the Statesboro, Ga., school. He led the Eagles to a second place finish in the Southern Conference standings in 2012 as the team earned the second-best turnaround in league history. For his efforts he was honored as the Southern Conference Coach of the Year by multiple publications (including and was a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award which is presented annually to the top Division I minority head coach. Young coached four All-Southern Conference selections including Willie Powers (all-conference third team in 2010) and Eric Ferguson (all-conference first team in 2013, all-conference first-team and All-Southern Conference Tournament team in 2012 and the All-Freshman team in 2011). The selections of Powers and Ferguson to the all-conference team in 2013 marked the first time since 2007 that multiple Georgia Southern players had earned all-conference accolades in the same season. In 2013, he led the Eagles to a victory over Virginia Tech for the first win in program history over a team from the ACC.[4][5]

Born in Miami, Florida, Charlton played basketball at Georgia Southern from 1989 to 1993, where he led the Eagles to the 1992 NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Oklahoma State.[5] It was the Eagles' last appearance.[5] He played professionally in Tours, France for one season (1993–94) after his college career ended.[3][4] Upon his return to the United States, he began coaching, beginning as an administrative assistant at Auburn University.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Georgia Southern Eagles (Southern Conference) (2009–present)
2009–10 Georgia Southern 9–23[6] 6–12[6] 6th (South)[7]
2010–11 Georgia Southern 5–27[8] 1–17[8] 6th (South)[9]
2011–12 Georgia Southern 15–15[10] 12–6[10] T–2nd (South)[11]
2012–13 Georgia Southern 14-19 7–11 10th
Georgia Southern: 43–84 (.339) 26–46 (.361)
Total: 43-84 (.339)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion