FSU basketball adds an assistant coach

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The vacancy left by Corey Williams was filled in 24 hours

Coach Hamilton never takes long to fill a vacant position, but this one came in record time. Just over 24 hours after the announcement that Corey Williams would be named the new head coach at Stetson, the school announced that Charlton "C.Y." Young has accepted the job.

With the amount of west coast recruiting FSU has been doing, I expected the position to be filled by someone with west coast connections, buy C.Y. is a long time southern guy. He was most recently the head coach at Georgia Southern where he was let go after this season. He's also been an assistant at Georgia Tech, Alabama, Northeastern, Jacksonville, and two stints at Auburn.

Young, who is 41, has known the entire FSU staff for many years. He recruited assistant coach Dennis Gates heavily, and almost had him to Northeastern before his stock blew up and he ended up at Cal.

Having someone on staff with head coaching experience probably means that FSU will tweak some of their drills and workouts. Young is also considered to be an excellent recruiter. He'll be expected to recruit nationally, but is heavily connected in Georgia which has long been fertile ground for the Seminoles.

As a player Young was a point guard at Georgia Southern, so he should take over some of the guard development left vacant by Corey Williams. But head coaches work with all the players, so his versatility will be valuable during workouts.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Tomahawk Nation

You must be a member of Tomahawk Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Tomahawk Nation. You should read them.

Join Tomahawk Nation

You must be a member of Tomahawk Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Tomahawk Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker