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Eagles to hire Young as coach
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           Former Georgia Southern basketball player Charlton Young will leave his position as assistant basketball coach at Georgia Tech to become the new head coach at GSU, according to multiple sources, effective at an 11 a.m. press conference this morning.

            Young, who helped coach the Yellow Jackets since 2005, was listed as one of the nation’s top 25 recruiters by in 2006.

            After graduating from Georgia Southern in 1994, Young coached at Auburn, Jacksonville and Northeastern before becoming assistant head coach at UT Chattanooga in 2004. While at UTC, Young helped lead the Mocs to a 20-11 record, a Southern Conference Championship and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997.

            Young set several school records as an Eagle, and still stands in the top three in career marks for assists (530) and 3-pointers (241). He hit a then-school record 93 from behind the arc during the 1992-93 season.

            The 1992 team Young played on was the last Georgia Southern squad to make an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

            Georgia Southern Athletics Director Sam Baker could not be reached for comment.


            Matt Yogus can be reached at (912) 489-9404.