Jay Young

Jay Young (born September 22, 1964)

Teams coached: New Haven Chargers, Fairfield Stags
New Haven record: 77-67 (.535)
Fairfield record: 50-73 (.407)
Overall record^: 127-140 (.476)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  2  (2003, 2004)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-2023 Fairfield
2016-2019 Rutgers (asst)
2009-2016 Stony Brook (assoc. HC)
2005-2009 Stony Brook (asst)
2000-2005 New Haven
1996-2000 Northeastern (asst)
1992-1996 Newbury College
1990-1992 Northeastern (grad. asst)
1988-1990 Salem State (asst)
1987-1988 Fitchburg State (asst)

Jay Young Facts

  • John E. Young
  • Born September 22, 1964
  • Hometown: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Alma Mater: Marist College (BS, 1986)
  • Played lacrosse at Marist for three seasons, earning First Team All-Conference honors as a senior in 1986
  • Started his coaching career in 1987, spending one season as an assistant under John Conlee at D-III Fitchburg State followed by two seasons under Jim Todd D-III Salem State
  • Spent two years as a graduate assistant at Northeastern under Karl Fogel, including their 1991 NCAAT appearance
    • Became the head coach at Newbury College (MA) in 1992, working there for four seasons
      • Won two conference titles (1994, 1995) and reached the 1995 NJCAA Div III Final Four
    • Returned to Northeastern to spend four years as an assistant under Rudy Keeling
  • Got his second head coaching job in 2000, spending at the helm at Division II New Haven (CT)
    • Took a program that won just 7 games in his first season to the D-II NCAA Tournament in 2003 and 2004 via back-to-back 20-win seasons
  • Joined Steve Pikiell‘s staff at Stony Brook as an assistant in 2005, working under Pikiell for the next 14 seasons
    • Elevated to associate head coach in 2009, serving in that capacity for seven seasons
    • Was a part of six postseason appearances (one NCAA, two NIT, three CBI) while at SBU
    • Followed Pikiell to Rutgers in 2016, his first role in a power conference program
  • Hired in April 2019 as the head coach at Fairfield, his first Division I head coaching opportunity
    • Went 50-73 in four seasons at the helm, resigning from his position in October 2023

Jay Young Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels only