The Virginia Tech Hokies have found their new head coach after announcing the hiring of Wofford head coach Mike Young. The program began its search for a new head coach after former head coach Buzz Williams took a job with the Texas A&M Aggies.
WELCOME HOME, COACH ?
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
— Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball (@HokiesMBB) April 8, 2019
The former Wofford head coach is from the Virginia Tech area, so this is a sort of homecoming for him. He previously coached at Wofford as the head coach from 2002 to 2019. This is his second head coaching job and his first in a major conference.
The longtime Wofford head coach was 299-244 with the Terriers and 173-124 in conference play. He also won five conference tournaments from 2010 to 2019 for the Wofford Terriers. The Hokies are losing quite a few players this offseason, so Young’s work will be cut out for him when he begins his work for the Hokies.
— Mike Young (@CoachMKYoung) April 8, 2019
The new Hokies head coach is excited to begin his new job in Blacksburg, but the challenges looming will be daunting to overcome. Williams had rebuilt the program and oversaw some of its best years, so the pressure will be immediate for the new coach.
The ACC is perhaps the hardest conference in the NCAA to win in and it can be tough for new coaches to succeed. The Hokies faithful have gotten a serious taste for winning and they will expect continued success.