Jay Young has 32 years of collegiate coaching experience and is in his third season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Rutgers. Highly regarded for his defensive coaching prowess in the collegiate basketball community, he is in his 14th season working with Steve Pikiell.
Young has achieved success throughout his career at multiple levels. He helped programs to eight National Tournament appearances, comprised of two at both the Division I and II levels, as well as four at the D-III level, including a berth in the NJCAA Final Four. In addition to playing an instrumental role in recruiting, game planning and opponent scouting, Young is key in the development of the Scarlet Knights’ frontcourt players and defensive execution. Rutgers welcomed a four-recruit signing class in 2018 that included multiple four-star players for the first time at Rutgers since 2008.
In 2015-16 at Stony Brook, Young was instrumental in the Seawolves achieving a 26-7 (14-2) record that featured the America East Conference regular and post-season titles and an NCAA Tournament berth. While serving as Associate Head Coach in Long Island from 2009-16, Stony Brook posted a 156-75 mark, won four America East regular season championships and earned six postseason bids.
Prior to Stony Brook, Young served five seasons as the Head Coach at New Haven, where he guided a program into the postseason that had one winning season the prior eight years. Young directed the Chargers to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances (2002-03, 2003-04) for the first time since 1986-87 and 1987-88, while playing in one of the nation’s strongest conferences.