After days of rumors and speculation surrounding Virginia Tech involving coaches like Seton Hall's Kevin Willard
and UMBC's Ryan Odom
, the Hokies appear to have found their next head coach in Wofford's Mike Young.
Stadium's Jeff Goodman is reporting that Young is set to become the Hokies' next head coach unless something drastic changes while ESPN's Jeff Borzello
has confirmed that Virginia Tech is in negotiations with Young and CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein believes both sides are close to a deal with a potential announcement coming tonight.
In 17 seasons at the helm of Wofford, Young has a 299-244 record during his tenure that started in Wofford's sixth year as a Division I program. Over the past 10 seasons, Young has led Wofford to 5 NCAA Tournament appearances, 4 Southern Conference regular season titles, 5 Southern Conference Tournament titles, and 6 20-win seasons despite having some of the worst resources and facilities in the Southern Conference, one of the better mid-major conferences, til within the past year.
Young is a Southwest Virginia native having been born in Radford, VA while going to college at Emory & Henry. Additionally, Young was an assistant at E&H and Radford before starting his long career at Wofford as an assistant.
David Teel of the Daily Press is reporting that Virginia Tech will announce Mike Young as their new head coach at 8pm this evening while Todd Shanesy of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal is reporting that Young has accepted the Virginia Tech job.
Stay up with The Tech Lunch Pail for more as this story develops.
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