Tom Young

Tom Young (born September 17, 1932)

Teams coached: Catholic University Cardinals, American Eagles, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Old Dominion Monarchs
Catholic University record^: 134-88
American record: 61-37 (.622)
Rutgers record: 240-115 (.676)
Old Dominion record: 90-87 (.508)
Overall record^: 525-327 (.616)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2003-2007 Washington Wizards (asst)
1985-1991 Old Dominion
1973-1985 Rutgers
1969-1973 American
1967-1969 Maryland (asst)
1958-1967 Catholic University

Tom Young Facts

  • Thomas Joseph Young
  • Born September 17, 1932
  • Hometown: Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: University of Maryland (BA, 1958)
  • Played basketball at Maryland under head coach Bud Millikan from 1952-53 and 1957-58
    • Time at UMD was interrupted by 19 months spent in Germany with the US Army
    • Inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Became the head coach at Division II Catholic University of America (CUA) in 1958, coaching the Cardinals for nine seasons
    • Went 134-88 during that tenure, appearing in the D-II NCAA Tournament in 1964
  • Spent two years as an assistant under Frank Fellows at alma mater, Maryland
  • Was the head coach at American for four seasons, winning 61 games
  • Perhaps most known for his 12-year tenure at Rutgers, leading the Scarlet Knights to the postseason seven times (four NCAAs)
  • Hired in 1985 to be the head coach at Old Dominion, reaching the NCAA Tournament in his first year there and NIT in his third
    • Fired in March 1991, going 90-87 (40-44) over six seasons
  • Worked as a television analyst for Atlantic 10 basketball games for many years
  • Joined the staff of his former player, Eddie Jordan, with the Washington Wizards, working as one of his assistants for four years before retiring from coaching in 2007

Tom Young Coaching Tree

  • Brian Ellerbe (Michigan, Loyola MD)
  • Ron Ganulin (St. Francis NY)
  • Eddie Jordan (Rutgers, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings)
  • Art Perry (American, Delaware State)


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