Charlton Young, Missouri assistant, reportedly makes decision about head coaching offer
Charlton Young appeared set to take the head coaching job at Temple, but the Missouri men’s basketball assistant coach has changed his mind.
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Jon Rothstein, a college basketball insider, reported that Young has withdrawn his name from consideration at Temple because of the uncertainty within the leadership of the school. Temple’s President, Jason Wingard, resigned on Tuesday, effective on Friday, the university confirmed. An offer to Young was made earlier Wednesday, Rothstein reported, and he was to make a decision within the next 24 hours.
Missouri this past season exceeded expectations in Gates’ first campaign, with a 25-10 record and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Young is an associate coach at Missouri, and was previously an assistant head coach at Florida State under Leonard Hamilton, where he overlapped with Dennis Gates from 2013 to 2019.
When Young was hired by Gates, he described the relationship as similar the Jacksons, the legendary family of pop music.
“He’s Michael Jackson. I’m Tito Jackson,” Young said. “I’m OK with that. He sold a lot of hit records, too. We feel really good about what we can do to get this program to the next level. … Mizzou is a national brand. I feel strong we’ll be able to recruit nationally.”
Young overall has been an assistant since 1996-97 at Auburn, and he later had another stint at Auburn, along with Jacksonville, Northeastern, UT-Chattanooga, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern.