Mike Young

Mike Young (born May 1, 1963)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Virginia Tech Hokies
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Wofford record: 299-244 (.551)
Virginia Tech record: 92-66 (.582)
Overall record: 391-310 (.558)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Virginia Tech
2002-2019 Wofford
1989-2002 Wofford (asst)
1988-1989 Radford (asst)
1986-1988 Emory and Henry (asst)

Mike Young Facts

  • Mike Young
  • Born May 1, 1963
  • Hometown: Radford, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Emory and Henry College (BA, 1986)
  • Played for head coach Bob Johnson at Division III Emory and Henry in Emory, VA; served as team captain as a junior and senior
  • Started his coaching career right away, working as an assistant to Johnson at his alma mater for two seasons
  • Spent one season assisting Oliver Purnell at Radford before becoming an assistant at Wofford in 1989 under Richard Johnson
    • Was one of Johnson’s assistants for thirteen seasons before taking over as head coach in 2002 when Johnson became AD
    • Navigated the program’s transition to D-I and led the Terriers to five NCAA Tournaments and has captured the SoCon regular season title four times
      • Won in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the first ever Division I postseason win for the program
  • Left Wofford in April 2019 when he was hired as the head coach at Virginia Tech
    • Went 15-7 (9-4 ACC) in 2020-21 and got the Hokies back into the NCAA Tournament as an at-large
    • In 2022, Young and the Hokies won the ACC Tournament for the first time in program history

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