When the Virginia Tech Hokies hired Mike Young as head basketball coach in 2019, some who follow the program were disappointed athletic director Whit Babcock didn’t land a bigger “name.”
How are you feeling now?
In his second year in charge of the Hokies, Young has Virginia Tech at 15-5 on the season, including a 9-4 mark in ACC play. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed much of the good work Young and his team has done this season.
Young, a Radford native who played his college basketball at Emory & Henry, spent 30 years at Wofford, including 17 as head coach. During his time there, Young established Wofford as a Southern Conference power and led the Terriers to five NCAA Tournament appearances.
An outstanding coach, Young has also proven to be a strong recruiter during his short time in Blacksburg, bringing in multiple talented players from either high school or as transfers.
As the Virginia Tech Hokies were preparing for a huge ACC game against the Louisville Cardinals, head coach Mike Young was a guest on the Jim Rome Show on Monday, where he discussed several topics.
The game, of course, was canceled, but the interview was outstanding. Young discussed how much he loves Virginia Tech and, as usual, gives everyone else credit, refusing to pat himself on the back.
Give it a listen and enjoy.