OFFICIAL: Young named Associate Head Coach at Mizzou

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Following up on a report from late last week. Charlton Young has officially been named as the Associate Head Coach at Missouri. Here’s the official release from Mizzou:

University of Missouri Whitten Family Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dennis Gates has tabbed an experienced and talented leader in Charlton “C.Y.” Young as the Tigers’ associate head coach. Young is the first member of Gates’ inaugural staff to be announced.

“I am enthused to announce the hiring of Coach Charlton Young,” said Dennis Gates. “What he gives us here at Mizzou aligns with our program’s core values and championship vision. Coach Young is an exceptional offensive strategist and defensive guru. He is the real deal. While at Florida State, I saw his ability to connect with the campus community and student-athletes on a first-hand basis. He is a great teacher of the game and his passion of developing talent is well documented. It’s an honor to welcome him and his family to CoMo!”

Young comes to Columbia with almost 30 years of coaching experience, including a previous stint as a head coach. Most recently, Young served as a member of Leonard Hamilton’s Florida State staff for nine seasons. Throughout his accomplished career, Young has been a part of eight NCAA Tournaments, two regular-season conference titles and 13 NBA Draft picks. His work at Florida State directly played a part in three Sweet Sixteen appearances and the programs’ first Elite Eight in 25 years.

“I am sincerely thankful to president Mun Y. Choi and Desiree Reed-Francois, our Director of Athletics,” said Coach Young. “Their belief in Coach Gates and his ability to create a winning culture at the University of Missouri is one of the main reasons I am so excited about becoming part of this family. The opportunity to align with the administration and work alongside Coach Gates to make Missouri an annual NCAA Championship contender is very exciting.”

Young was the head coach at his alma mater, Georgia Southern, from 2009-13 and made previous stops as an assistant at Georgia Tech, Chattanooga, Auburn – twice, Northeastern and Jacksonville.

He was named the No. 1 High-Major Division 1 Minority Assistant Coach by the Minority Coaches Association in 2021 and was a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award in 2012, which is awarded annually to the top minority head coach in Division 1.

His recruiting success has been evident at every stop in his career – from helping Florida State land Top-10 classes in each of his first eight seasons in Tallahassee to signing the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Derrick Favors, while at Georgia Tech. He recruited and developed four of Florida State’s seven NBA Draft first round picks, including Scottie Barnes, Patrick Williams, Devin Vassell and Malik Beasley. Florida State is the only team in the nation with top-five picks in each of the last two NBA Drafts (2020, 2021).

Young remains one of the greatest players in Georgia Southern history, as one of 14 all-time players to score more than 1,500 career points. He still holds the school’s three-point field goal percentage record (.409) and shot nearly .460 from the field over his four-year career. More than 25 years after his playing career ended in 1993, Young still ranks top-10 in six different career statistical categories. The three-time, all-conference selection was inducted in the GSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

Following a playing career which included a stint professionally in France in 1994, Young returned to Georgia Southern to earn his degree in broadcasting.

Young and his wife, Carolyn, have four children: daughters Ariel and Audia, and sons Isaiah and Nehemiah. Carolyn is a two-time All-American who led Auburn to a pair of Final Four appearances during her career and was the 1991 SEC Player of the Year. She was a member of the 1992 United States Olympic Bronze Medal National Team and played for the Portland Fire of the WNBA. Ariel is currently a junior on the women’s basketball team at the University of North Carolina.

Charlton “C.Y.” Young Coaching Career

1996-97 – Auburn – Assistant Coach

1997-99 – Jacksonville – Assistant Coach

1999-00 – Northeastern – Assistant Coach

2000-04 – Auburn – Assistant Coach

2004-05 – UT Chattanooga – Associate Head Coach

2005-09 – Georgia Tech – Assistant Coach

2009-13 – Georgia Southern – Head Coach

2013-22 – Florida State – Assistant Coach

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