Mike Young (basketball)

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Mike Young
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamVirginia Tech
ConferenceACC
Record0–0
Biographical details
Born (1963-05-01) May 1, 1963 (age 56)
Radford, Virginia
Alma materEmory & Henry College
Playing career
1982–1986Emory and Henry
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1988Emory and Henry (assistant)
1988–1989Radford (assistant)
1989–2002Wofford (assistant)
2002–2019Wofford
2019–presentVirginia Tech
Head coaching record
Overall299–244
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 SoCon South Division (2010, 2011)
2 SoCon regular season (2015, 2019)
5 SoCon Tournament (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2019)
Awards
Sporting News National Coach of the Year (2019)
4× SoCon Coach of the Year (2010, 2014, 2015, 2019)
Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year (2010)

Michael Kent Young (born May 1, 1963) is an American college basketball coach and currently the head men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech. He was hired on April 7, 2019 after a 17-year stint where he went 299–244 (.545) as the head coach at Wofford College.[1]

Born in Radford, Virginia, Young played collegiately at Emory and Henry College. After completing his career, which included serving as team captain during his junior and senior seasons, Young began his coaching career as an assistant coach at his alma mater. In 1988, he left Emory and Henry to serve one year as an assistant to Oliver Purnell at Radford University.

In 1989, Young began his tenure as an assistant coach at Wofford. He would go on to spend the next 13 years at the school, helping to guide the Terriers in their transition from Division II to Division I independent status, and finally to a spot in the Southern Conference, where the Terriers compete today.

In December 2001, Wofford announced that then-head coach Richard Johnson would be promoted to athletic director, leaving Young to take control of the team starting for the 2002–03 season. His first six years were fairly uneventful, with high points of a .500 conference record in his first season, and overall records of .500 during the 2004–05 and 2007–08 seasons.

However, 2008–09 saw new school records in the Division I era, marking the Terriers' first winning season as a Division I school and the first winning SoCon record in school history. In 2009–10, Young continued to build on this success, leading the Terriers to both the Southern Conference regular season and tournament championships, which earned Wofford its first bid to the NCAA tournament. In recognition of his achievements, Young was named the 2010 Southern Conference Coach of the Year [1], as well as the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year [2].

On December 21, 2017, Young led Wofford to a stunning 79-75 win over #5 North Carolina, giving the program their first ever win over a top 25 team.[2] The next season, they defeated Seton Hall 84-68 in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament for the first NCAA Tournament win of Young's career.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wofford Terriers (Southern Conference) (2002–2019)
2002–03 Wofford 14–15[3] 8–8[3] T–3rd (South)[4]
2003–04 Wofford 9–20[5] 4–12[5] 5th (South)[6]
2004–05 Wofford 14–14[7] 7–9[7] 5th (South)[8]
2005–06 Wofford 11–18[9] 6–9[9] 5th (South)[10]
2006–07 Wofford 10–20[11] 5–13[11] 5th (South)[12]
2007–08 Wofford 16–16[13] 8–12[13] 4th (South)[14]
2008–09 Wofford 16–14[15] 12–8[15] 4th (South)[16]
2009–10 Wofford 26–9[17] 15–3[17] 1st (South)[18] NCAA Round of 64[17]
2010–11 Wofford 21–13[19] 14–4[19] T–1st (South)[20] NCAA Round of 64[19]
2011–12 Wofford 19–14[21] 12–6[21] T–2nd (South)[22] CBI 1st Round
2012–13 Wofford 13–19[23] 7–11[23] T–3rd (South)[24]
2013–14 Wofford 20–13 11–5 T–3rd NCAA Round of 64
2014–15 Wofford 28–7 16–2 1st NCAA Round of 64
2015–16 Wofford 15–17 11–7 T–3rd
2016–17 Wofford 16–17 10–8 T–4th
2017–18 Wofford 21–13 11–7 T–4th CIT 2nd Round
2018–19 Wofford 30–5 18–0 1st NCAA Round of 32
Wofford: 299–244 (.551) 173–124 (.582)
Virginia Tech Hokies (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2019–present)
2019–20 Virginia Tech 0–0 0–0
Virginia Tech: 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–)
Total: 299–244 (.551)

      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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament-tested coaching veteran Mike Young named Tech's men's basketball coach". Virginia Tech Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wofford vs. North Carolina - Game Recap - December 20, 2017 - ESPN
  3. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2002-03 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  4. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2002–03) - College Basketball - ESPN
  5. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2003-04 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  6. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2003–04) - College Basketball - ESPN
  7. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2004-05 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  8. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2004–05) - College Basketball - ESPN
  9. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2005-06 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  10. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2005–06) - College Basketball - ESPN
  11. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2006-07 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  12. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2006–07) - College Basketball - ESPN
  13. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2007-08 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  14. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2007–08) - College Basketball - ESPN
  15. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2008-09 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  16. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2008–09) - College Basketball - ESPN
  17. ^ a b c Wofford Terriers Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  18. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2009–10) - College Basketball - ESPN
  19. ^ a b c Wofford Terriers Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  20. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2010–11) - College Basketball - ESPN
  21. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  22. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2011–12) - College Basketball - ESPN
  23. ^ a b Wofford Terriers Basketball 2012-13 Schedule - Terriers Home and Away - ESPN
  24. ^ Southern Conference Standings (2012–13) - College Basketball - ESPN

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