The Virginia Tech Hokies started off the week with some good news. Tech announced it had agreed to a three-year extension with head basketball coach Mike Young that will keep him in Blacksburg until the end of the 2026-27 season.
The 59-year-old Young had three years remaining on the original contract he signed in April 2019.
This a great move by the Hokies. The New River Valley native led the Hokies to a 16-16 record in his first season despite replacing most of the entire roster after Buzz Williams departed. In his second season, Young led the Hokies to a 15-7 mark with a 9-4 record in ACC play despite being picked to finish 11th in the ACC preseason poll.
Young has led the Hokies to some big wins in his two years at Virginia Tech, with victories over Virginia, Duke and Villanova, among others.
Young was named ACC coach of the year in 2020-21.
After Keve Aluma announced last week he was returning to Blacksburg for one more season, Tech returns four starters, in addition to top reserve Hunter Cattoor. Tech also gets former Wofford guard Storm Murphy this season.
Congrats to Coach Young on the well-deserved contract extension.