VT’s Mike Young wins ACC Coach of the Year


Courtesy of Virginia Tech athletics.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFXR) — Mike Young was named the Atlantic Coast Conference “Coach of the Year” on Monday morning after the head coach led Virginia Tech to a 15-5 season and a No. 3 seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament.

Young received 26 votes for the award, edging out Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton (24 votes) and Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner (16 votes).

The Hokies were originally picked to finish 11th in the preseason but ended up with a 9-4 league record, earning a double-bye for the first time since the tournament expanded to 15 teams in 2014. The No. 3 seed ties the highest Virginia Tech has ever earned in the ACC Tournament.

Young becomes the first Hokies coach to win the honor since Seth Greenberg in 2008.

Tech’s Keve Aluma also earned second-team all-ACC honors while Tyrece Radford earned an honorable mention.

The Hokies begin play at the ACC Tournament on Thursday night.

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