(updated August 2016)
Georgia Southern, 1994
Charlton Young’s ability to identify and successfully recruit the nation’s top talent to Florida State is one of the biggest reasons why the Seminoles are in the national picture and contenders for the ACC Championship every year. He has made his mark as not only a top-notch recruiter but as a coach who can teach and coach the game as it is played by today’s superstar athletes. Young annually makes Florida State a big player for the most important recruits and his closing ability has helped the Seminoles land top-10 recruiting classes in each of his first three seasons in Tallahassee.
Young is in his fourth season as an assistant coach under Leonard Hamilton at Florida State. He is a veteran basketball man who has helped coach three teams into the NCAA Tournament. In his first three years at Florida State, Young has helped recruit two of the top classes in school history including the Seminoles’ 2015 class which was ranked as the third best class in the nation.
Young’s recruiting successes in the last three seasons have enabled the Seminoles to chart a course for long-term winning in Tallahassee. The caliber of each player currently on Florida State’s roster, and those who have pledged to become Seminoles, will continue to help the program flourish now and into the future as it becomes one of the top programs in college basketball.
During his first three seasons at Florida State, he helped coach the Seminoles to the semifinals of the NIT (in 2014), has coached one NBA first round Draft selection (Malik Beasley), four All-ACC selections, two All-ACC Freshman team selections and helped Florida State cement itself as the third winningest program in the ACC in the last 11 seasons. The Seminoles’ 2016-17 roster includes Jonathan Isaac – a player who is consider by many to be to the top recruit in Florida State history.
As a coach and a player at the highest levels of college basketball during his career, Young has developed a shining reputation as one of the standout people in the coaching profession. He has crafted his reputation through hard work, a stellar eye for talent and the incredible ability to help each player he coaches become the best they can be at everything they want to accomplish – both on and off of the basketball court. As a player, he was an all-conference performer who played professionally. As a coach, he has made it his mission to help the players he coaches achieve the same lofty goals.
Prior to his arrival in Tallahassee, Young spent four seasons as the head coach at his alma mater, Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern won 15 games during the 2012 season – more wins than it had earned in any of the five previous seasons and won 29 games in his final two seasons. He led the Eagles to success in the Southern Conference as they won 12 conference games during the 2011-12 season to tie the school record for Southern Conference wins in a single season. Young coached five players who earned All-Southern Conference honors including two (Willie Powers in 2010 and Eric Ferguson in 2012) who earned all-conference first team honors.
A 1994 graduate of Georgia Southern, Young led the Eagles to the 1992 Trans America Athletic Conference Championship – only the third conference championship in school history. The Eagles made the third NCAA Tournament appearance in school history in 1992 playing Oklahoma State at the Omni in Atlanta, Ga.
HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCE
CONSISTENTLY RECOGNIZED AS A RESPECTED RECRUITER
ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP RECRUITERS
FLORIDA STATE CONNECTION
ASSISTANT COACH AT GEORGIA TECH
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH AT TENNESSEE CHATTANOOGA
HELPED BUILD A WINNER AT AUBURN
YOUNG AT NORTHEASTERN
RECORD HOLDER AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN
HONORS AS A PLAYER
GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
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