Virginia Tech announced on Sunday that Mike Young has accepted the men’s basketball head coaching position at Virginia Tech.
WELCOME HOME, COACH 🏀— Virginia Tech Men's Basketball (@HokiesMBB) April 8, 2019
We’re excited to announce SW Virginia native Mike Young has been named our new head coach!
✅ 2019 Sporting News Coach of the Year
✅ 5 NCAA Tourney Berths
✅ 30-5 Record in 2018-19
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“We are fortunate to have been able to recruit Mike Young to Virginia Tech, not only because of his proven leadership and coaching ability but because Coach Young is home in Southwest Virginia and leads his life in the true Hokie tradition of integrity and commitment to service,” Virginia Tech President Dr. Tim Sands said in a statement. “I look forward to the excitement and success we will enjoy as Coach Young and his student-athletes hit the court and compete to win. Laura and I are excited to welcome Coach Young and his family to Virginia Tech and Blacksburg. We look forward to sharing our campus and the many Hokie traditions that make this place home for all of us.”
Young, who is from Virginia, became Wofford University's basketball coach in 2002 and brought the program to new heights.
Following a run to the Sweet 16, the Hokies lost Buzz Williams to Texas A&M after five seasons. Williams won 100 games at Virginia Tech and the Hokies made three consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament.