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.