Mike Young, the head coach at Wofford for the last seventeen seasons, is making a move to the ACC to become the head coach at Virginia Tech. Young was 299-244 during his time at Wofford, leading the Terriers to five NCAA Tournaments in the last nine seasons.
“Coach Young has earned tremendous respect and admiration across the nation for the integrity and winning tradition that were trademarks of his program at Wofford,” AD Whit Babcock said on Sunday. “His track record of winning consistently on the basketball court combined with his ability to develop young men into leaders and help them fulfill their potential academically and athletically appealed to us at Virginia Tech.”
Virginia Tech lost head coach Buzz Williams to Texas A&M earlier in the week, following three straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Young will inherit a roster with a lot of departing seniors but he could have the Hokies’ two leading scorers back next season in Nickeil Alexander-Walker (who has first round potential if he leaves for the NBA) and Kerry Blackshear Jr.
“I’ve long admired Virginia Tech from afar for its principles, as well as for the ability of its athletic programs to consistently win with integrity,” Young said in the release. “I can’t wait to meet our student-athletes, support staff and fans as we prepare to get to work in Blacksburg.”
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