Tom Young (basketball)
Photo of Young from the 1968–69 Maryland basketball media guide.
|Born||September 17, 1932|
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2003–2007||Washington Wizards (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||6–6 (NCAA D-I)|
0–2 (NCAA College)
Early life and education
Born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, Young attended the University of Maryland, where he played on the basketball team, graduating in 1958. Young interrupted his college career for a 19-month tour of duty in Germany for the United States Army after the 1952–53 season. In 2003, the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame inducted him into its ranks.
After graduating from Maryland in 1958, Young became head coach at the Catholic University of America. In nine seasons, Young went 134–88 at Catholic. From 1967 to 1969, Young was an assistant coach at his alma mater Maryland.
Young then was head coach at American University from 1969 to 1973 and Rutgers from 1973 to 1985. At Rutgers, Young's 1976 Scarlet Knights had an undefeated regular season record and advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Young also served as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association under Head Coach Eddie Jordan, who was the starting point guard on the 1976 Rutgers team. Under Young's tutelage, Phil Sellers, James Bailey, and Jordan evolved into All-Americans and went on to play in the NBA.
From 1985 to 1991, Young was head coach at Old Dominion. He led Old Dominion to the 1986 NCAA Tournament in his first season, but this would be one of just two postseason tournaments in his six-year tenure. Old Dominion fired Young on March 7, 1991. Two months earlier, Old Dominion suspended Young two games for an incident caught on camera where Young and several Old Dominion players chased a Western Kentucky player towards the locker room after a 77-74 loss to Western Kentucky.
After leaving Old Dominion in 1991, Young became a television analyst for Atlantic 10 Conference broadcasts. On June 25, 2003, Washington Wizards head coach Eddie Jordan added Young to his coaching staff. After four seasons with the Wizards, Young retired from coaching on June 13, 2007.
Head coaching record
|Catholic University Cardinals (Mason–Dixon Conference) (1958–1967)|
|1963–64||Catholic University||16–12||NCAA College Regional Third Place|
|American Eagles (Middle Atlantic Conference) (1969–1973)|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (NCAA Division I independent) (1973–1976)|
|1974–75||Rutgers||22–7||NCAA D-I First Round|
|1975–76||Rutgers||31–2||NCAA D-I Final Four|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (East Coast Basketball League/Eastern Athletic Association/Atlantic 10 Conference) (1976–1985)|
|1976–77||Rutgers||18–10||7–1||1st (East)||NIT First Round|
|1977–78||Rutgers||24–7||7–3||T–1st||NIT Third Place|
|1978–79||Rutgers||22–9||7–3||T–2nd||NCAA D-I Second Round|
|1981–82||Rutgers||20–10||9–5||2nd||NIT Second Round|
|1982–83||Rutgers||23–8||11–3||1st (East)||NCAA D-I Second Round|
|Old Dominion Monarchs (Sun Belt Conference) (1985–1991)|
|1985–86||Old Dominion||23–8||11–3||1st||NCAA D-I Second Round|
|1987–88||Old Dominion||18–12||9–5||3rd||NIT First Round|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Tom Young - Assistant coach". Maryland 1968-69 Basketball Guide for Press, Radio, TV. University of Maryland. 1968. p. 8.
- "All-Time Roster", Terrapin Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2009.
- University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame: All-Time Inductees Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, retrieved July 9, 2010.
- Search under coach for Tom Young at NCAA Career Statistics
- Johnson, Dave (March 8, 1991). "Old Dominion Fires Young". Daily Press. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
- Teel, David (January 25, 1991). "Young Could Still Salvage His ODU Career". Daily Press. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
- McMullen, Paul (January 28, 1993). "For now, Young a helping hand, but not a candidate at Loyola". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
- Carter, Ivan (June 14, 2007). "Wizards' Assistant Coach Young Retires". Washington Post. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
- "MSM Closes With 103-89 Win Over St. Vincent's; Enter M-D Tournament", Gettysburg Times, p. 5, February 23, 1959, retrieved January 29, 2017
- See opponents marked with an asterisk in the 1964-65 Catholic University NCAA stat sheet
- Feinstein, John. The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever. Back Bay Books, 2003.