Frank Young becomes the newest addition to the Presbyterian College men's basketball staff, with head coach Dustin Kerns making the announcement Friday. Young has spent the last three seasons on the staff at UNF.
“I am excited and honored to be joining the staff with Coach Kerns here at Presbyterian,” said Young. “I love the energy he brings and that energy will transfer to the players. I am looking forward to getting to work with him and our student-athletes at such a prestigious academic institution like Presbyterian College”
UNF saw success during Young's stint, with the Ospreys finishing the 2014-15 season with 23 wins and their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. In 2015-16, the team posted 22 wins, including an impressive win over Illinois, and played in the NIT Tournament.
As a player at West Virginia, Young was a part of some highly successful teams. He capped off his collegiate career by capturing the 2007 NIT Championship MVP honor after leading the Mountaineers to the title. In the championship game, he connected on 6-of-7 three-pointers and scored 24 points in the victory over Clemson.
At WVU, Young finished his career ranked among the program's all-time leaders in three-pointers made (187), attempted (499) and percentage (37.5). Young also owns the Mountaineers' single season marks for treys made (117) and attempted (270), which he accomplished during his senior season. He was his team's leading scorer at 15.3 points per game in 2007 while ranking second in rebounding at 4.4 boards a contest.
“First of all, I have known Frank and always been impressed with everything about him,” said Kerns. “He is going to be a tremendous addition to our basketball family mainly because he is such a qualified coach and high character person. He has had great experiences in basketball and has accomplished what many of our players aspire to accomplish like playing professionally and having a college career filled with postseason appearances (NCAA Elite 8, NCAA Sweet 16 and a NIT Championship. I am so excited about Frank and the impact he will have on our program, Presbyterian College, and Clinton community as he is a winner on the court while also possessing an excellent pulse on the student-athlete experience on and off the court. “
Young continued his playing career after West Virginia with professional stints in Europe. He played for EnBW Ludwigsburg in Germany (2007), Rotterdam Challengers (2008) and Landstede Club (2008-09) in the Netherlands along with Germany's Crailsheim Merlins (2010-11).
Prior to North Florida, Frank spent one season as an assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan.
As a senior prep standout for Florida High, Young averaged 22.3 points and 10.1 rebounds while being named the Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend Player of the Year and 2A Florida State Player of the Year runner-up. Young was also selected to the Florida Sports Writers Association's Class 2A all-state squad.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Young earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from West Virginia in 2007 and also got an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology in 2013.
Frank Young Career
2014-2017 –Director of Operations – UNF
2013-14 –Assistant Coach –West Virginia Wesleyan
2007-2011 – Professional Basketball Player
EnBW Ludwigsburg (2007), Rotterdame Challengers (2008), Landstede Club (2008-09), Crailsheim Merlins (2010-11)