Mike Young - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mike Young - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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A ticket is needed per person and includes a catered dinner. Social time begins at 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., with Dinner at 6:15 p.m. and Program starting at 7:00 p.m.

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Roanoke Valley Sports Club is proud to welcome Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young as our speaker on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Salem Civic Center!

On April 7 this year, Virginia Tech President Dr. Tim Sands and Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Mike Young had accepted the men's basketball head coaching position at Virginia Tech. The Radford, Virginia native joins the Hokies after a record-setting 17-year tenure at Wofford. 

The 2019 Sporting News Coach of the Year, Young finished third in this season's AP Coach of the Year voting behind Texas Tech's Chris Beard and Houston's Kelvin Sampson. In his 17 seasons at the helm as head coach of Wofford College, Young built the Terriers into one of the Southern Conference's preeminent programs and a perennial NCAA Tournament participant. He guided Wofford to five NCAA Tournament berths over the past 10 seasons and five Southern Conference championships. In addition to the on-court success of his teams, 100 percent of Young's student-athletes at Wofford who completed their eligibility graduated. 

In addition to a host of coaching accolades, Young currently serves as a member of the NCAA's Men's Basketball Ethics Committee. 

Prior to assuming the head coaching reins for the Terriers in 2002-03, Young was an assistant coach to current Wofford athletics director Richard

A 1986 graduate of Emory & Henry College, he was a four-year letterman in basketball for coach Bob Johnson and the team captain his junior and senior seasons. He credits Johnson for having a major influence on his playing and coaching careers.  

Upon his graduation, Young became a full-time assistant coach for two years at Emory & Henry before moving on to Radford. Another mentor in his coaching philosophies is Fletcher Arritt, longtime coach of Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy. Young played one season for him before attending Emory and Henry. In the summer of 2015, Young was inducted into the Emory & Henry College Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the Radford High School Hall of Fame.