Page 1 of 2

UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:01 am
by Art Vandalay
Saw this in the Charlotte paper this morning. Coach, just say no thanks. You would be working at a commuter school with Judy rose for a boss. The money isn't worth it.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports ... 34285.html

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:34 pm
by woffordgrad94
They can look at him all they want but they can't have him. The UNCC program would be at best a lateral move from Wofford. I'm pretty sure we could beat them on the court right now.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:49 pm
by Art Vandalay
Over on the UNCC fan site, most folks there think Will Wade from UTC already has the job. Could this be the reason UTC isn't playing post season?

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:31 pm
by Eyes of Old Main
I'm not implying anything because I certainly am not in the know, but everything I've seen in the Charlotte Observer seems to be a columnist telling UNCC they ought to talk to Young, not reporting that they are talking to or targeting Young. Obviously, this columnist has come to realize what we've known for years; that Mike Young is a heck of a basketball coach.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:06 pm
by youngterrier
I think one of the things Wofford has going for them when it comes to coach young is that he isn't a young guy. Programs want a coach that can win now, yes, but they also want one for the long haul. That's why UTC's coach is a little bit hotter of a commodity right now I think.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:17 pm
by walliver
I have no delusions that we can keep Mike Young long-term, but if (when) he leaves, it will be to move up the ladder, likely to an A-10 or MVC school, possibly a CAA school, but the CAA is now a one-bid league.

UNCC is in Conference USA, which in the current era is really just a rebranded version of the SunBelt. C-USA is no longer a basketball power.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:28 am
by Art Vandalay
Charlotte Observer has turned into Mike Young's marketing dept.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports ... 72714.html

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:06 am
by woffordgrad94
According to the article, losing ASU, GSU, C of C, Elon. And Davy made "a bad basketball league even worse", which makes the whole article a backhanded compliment to Young's achievements.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:32 am
by WoCo65
One thing that jumped out at me is MY's reported salary - $171K!! That's MUCH more than what I thought WC would throw towards basketball. MA must be making more than that as Football HC.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:32 pm
by drpnut
I would hate to see Coach Y leave. However, he has brought us so far and next year will be at least a re-tooling year and if a great opp. comes calling I think he ought to look at it hard.

I personally feel that if the right situation avails itself and the salary is in range of 400-500K I think Mike should take it.

However, Mr. Richardson might intervene as he did with Coach Ayers and Coach Young's package at Wofford go to like 250K and he would decide to stay. That could happen as well. I do not believe coach Y will ever be loved and revered at another school as he is at Woffy, and that cannot be bought with any amount of cash.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:36 pm
by Art Vandalay
WoCo65 wrote:One thing that jumped out at me is MY's reported salary - $171K!! That's MUCH more than what I thought WC would throw towards basketball. MA must be making more than that as Football HC.


I doubt it. What I've heard from reliable sources is MA spreads most of his proposed pay increases over his staff in order to provide them a more comfortable living and to retain them.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:03 pm
by BigJohn94
I think you guys underestimate MY. I don't think there's a snowball's chance in hell that he would go to UNCC, or any other smaller mid-major program. If Wichita St, or a mid-major similar to it were to be offered, that might be a different story. I feel his love for Wofford is very close to ours as alums. It would have to be the ideal situation for him to leave, and I don't think that UNCC is ideal. Just my 2 cents.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:08 pm
by lawdog
BigJohn94 wrote:I think you guys underestimate MY. I don't think there's a snowball's chance in hell that he would go to UNCC, or any other smaller mid-major program. If Wichita St, or a mid-major similar to it were to be offered, that might be a different story. I feel his love for Wofford is very close to ours as alums. It would have to be the ideal situation for him to leave, and I don't think that UNCC is ideal. Just my 2 cents.

+1.
Coach Young is in a great place, as is his family; we love him, he loves us. And it is only getting better here. He has something guys like Pitino and Calipari will never have: enough.

And btw, we have a chance to be every bit as good next year as this year.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:19 pm
by Art Vandalay
lawdog wrote:
BigJohn94 wrote:I think you guys underestimate MY. I don't think there's a snowball's chance in hell that he would go to UNCC, or any other smaller mid-major program. If Wichita St, or a mid-major similar to it were to be offered, that might be a different story. I feel his love for Wofford is very close to ours as alums. It would have to be the ideal situation for him to leave, and I don't think that UNCC is ideal. Just my 2 cents.

+1.
Coach Young is in a great place, as is his family; we love him, he loves us. And it is only getting better here. He has something guys like Pitino and Calipari will never have: enough.

And btw, we have a chance to be every bit as good next year as this year.


I think you're spot on Lawdog and Big John. These writers at the Observer don't understand what we have in Spartanburg.

Re: UNCC Looking at coach young?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:51 pm
by Terrier13
I actually wouldn't be surprised to see him jump if someone from the A10 or CAA (or even a Power 5 conference) showed up. I've heard the Athletic Department is willing to match an offer he might get but there's obviously a limit to how high we can go. At the age of 51, I could see him trying to cap off his career with a ~10+ year stint at another school before calling it quits. Supposedly he was a bit hesitant to sign an extension before but now he's more open to it. This is all second & third hand, so take it with a grain or two of salt.