(updated August 2015)
Georgia Southern, 1994
Charlton “CY” Young, a veteran coach and one of the top recruiters in the nation, is in his third 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 two 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 two 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 two seasons at Florida State, he helped coach the Seminoles to the semifinals of the NIT, has coached four All-ACC selections and helped Florida State cement itself as the third winningest program in the ACC in the last 10 seasons.
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 SC 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 was an assistant coach at Northeastern for one season (2000) where he worked with Marcus Blossom, one of the top 10 scorers in school history. Blossom earned all-conference honors in the America East during Young’s only season with the Huskies.RECORD HOLDER AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN
One of the greatest players in Georgia Southern history, Young is one of only 11 payers in school history to score more than 1,500 career points (11th, 1,517 career points) and still has his named etched prominently in the Georgia Southern record book. One of the greatest shooters in school history, Young is still the school’s career leader in 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.409 percent), is ranked third in school history in career free throw shooting percentage (.781 percent) and shot nearly .460 from the field during his four-year varsity letter winning career. More than 20 years after his playing career ended in 1993, Young is still ranked in the top 10 in school history for career assists (second, 530), career 3-point field goals made (third, 241), career 3-point field goals attempted (fourth, 589), career steals (sixth, 162), career field goals made (tied for eighth, 533) and career field goals attempted (eighth, 1,166). He led the Eagles with a career high 17.1 points per game scoring average as a senior in 1993, led the team in 3-point field goals made three times (1991, 1992 and 1993) and led the team in assist each of his four seasons as the Eagles’ starting point guard. Young was Georgia Southern’s leader in points scored (479), points per game (17.1 ppg), 3-point field goals made (93), 3-point field goals attempted (225), 3-point field goal percentage (.413), free throw percentage (.754), steals (52) and assists (143) during his senior season (1992-93).HONORS AS A PLAYER
Young was a three-time all-conference selection at the point guard position in two different leagues during his four years on the varsity at Georgia Southern (1990-93). He earned all-conference second team honors in the Trans America Athletic Conference in 1991 and 1992 and all-conference first team honors in the Southern Conference during his senior season in 1993. Young was named the Most Valuable Player of the TAAC Tournament in 1992 as he led the Eagles to one of three conference championships in school history. The Eagles’ victory over Georgia State in the 1992 TAAC Tournament propelled Georgia Southern into the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament for only the third time in school history. Young was recognized as a Basketball Legend by the Southern Conference during the Southern Conference Tournament in 1995.GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
Young is one of nine players in school history who has been inducted into the Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame at Georgia Southern. He was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.PROFESSIONAL CAREER
Young played professionally in France in 1994 before returning to Georgia Southern to earn his degree in broadcasting.PERSONAL
Young, 44, and his wife, Carolyn, have four children: daughters Ariel and Audia and sons Isaiah and Nehemiah. Carolyn is a two-time Kodak All-American selection who led Auburn to a pair of Final Four appearances during her career. At Auburn she was named the SEC Player of the Year in 1991 and played for the Portland Fire of the WNBA. She was a member of the 1992 United States Olympic National Team that won the Bronze Medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
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