Former Wofford boss introduced as Virginia Tech’s new coach

Photos by Marty GordonMike Young was introduced Monday as the new head men’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech.

Mike Young grew up in Radford, playing basketball on the neighborhood playground. His father, Bob, who was the principal at Dalton Intermediate School, would take him to basketball camps and games at Virginia Tech.

“I have great memories of being at the Cassell, watching Tech games and feeling the building shake,” he said.

He also played high school basketball at Radford High School. He would leave to play at Emory and Henry College and spend a year as an assistant at Radford University before heading to Wofford College.

Now Young has come full circle and was introduced Monday as the new men’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech. He called the opportunity “a dream come true.”

“I’m thrilled to be back home,” Young told onlookers at a press conference, that of course included his father and lots of Radford family and friends.

His father still lives in Radford and would try to attend as many Wofford games as possible, but you’re talking about 222 miles, three and half hours one way – that all changes with the new job.

The elder Young spent 30 years as a principal and is well-known in the community. In addition, Young’s wife, Margaret, also has family in the New River Valley.

“I am so glad to be home. I remember coming to the Cassell, and it’s a pleasure to be…

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