Former men’s basketball coach Tom Young died today at the age of 89, leaving the Rutgers community with a legendary figure. Let’s see who is Tom Young and what was his Cause of death.
Who is Tom Young?
Thomas Joseph Young was a basketball coach from the United States. He has served as a coach at American University, Rutgers University, Catholic University, and Old Dominion University.
Young coached Rutgers for 12 years and guided the team to the Final Four in 1976. He coached Rutgers basketball from 1973 to 1985, with a 239-116 record. Earlier this season, new head coach Steve Pikiell eclipsed Young’s win total against ranked opponents and remarked about the legendary coach after a February victory over then-No.14 Wisconsin.
Steve Pikiell said,
“He’s the best coach in Rutgers history and a beautiful human being,”. “I was fortunate to meet coach (Joe) Boylan, whom I miss every day.” I greatly appreciate Tom Young and am honored to have had the opportunity to speak with him on the phone and meet him in person. I’m delighted he mentioned positive things. I try to run a fantastic program, recruit excellent players, and provide these players with the cores they require to win. I know he accomplished it, and I attempt to emulate him.”
Tom Young Career
Young has the most victories in Rutgers basketball history. Young led Rutgers to 31 straight victories during the team’s historic 1975-76 season, which remains the finest season in program history. Rutgers went on to make four NCAA Tournament visits under Young’s supervision, including a Sweet 16 run in 1979.
Young coached NBA alumni Roy Hinson, Eddie Jordan, Phill Sellers, Horace Copeland, and James Bailey while at Rutgers. Young’s coaching career subsequently intersected with Jordan’s when he worked as an assistant on Jordan’s Washington Wizards staff when Jordan was the head coach. Young worked as an assistant coach for Jordan for four seasons until calling it quits in 2007.
Young began his coaching career at Catholic University, where he stayed for nine seasons. He went on to coach at American University for four years before taking over at Rutgers. Young was the head coach at Old Dominion for six years after leaving Rutgers. His overall career record as a head coach is 524-238. He attended the University of Maryland but took a 19-month leave to serve in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany. Young has been inducted into both the Maryland and Rutgers Halls of Fame. Young was born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania in 1932.
How did Tom Young die, Cause of death
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