UT Arlington fires Young as coach in 2nd season

UT Arlington fired men’s basketball coach Greg Young on Friday after less than two years at the helm.

The Mavericks enter the weekend 9-16 overall and 4-8 in their first season in the WAC. They went 11–18 in Young’s first season.

“After a holistic evaluation of our program, it has been decided that now is the best time for us to take this step,” athletic director John Fagg said in a statement. “Change is rarely easy, and this decision was no exception, but we need to bring new, actionable, result-oriented energy to the program.

“… I know that Coach Young cares deeply for the UTA men’s basketball program and I sincerely thank him for his efforts and dedicated work over the past 14 years as a leader, assistant and assistant coach. We are grateful to many students. athletes he mentored and on behalf of the entire department, I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

Young spent 12 seasons with the Mavericks as an assistant coach before being promoted in 2021 to replace Chris Ogden.

Deputy head coach Royce “Snoop” Johnson will take over as head coach until the end of the season.


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