Charlton “C.Y.” Young has been fired as Georgia Southern men’s basketball coach, according to the university’s athletic website Tuesday.
Young was 43-84 overall and 26-46 in the Southern Conference in four seasons at GSU. The Eagles, who were 14-19 overall and 7-11 in the SoCon this season, were eliminated from the SoCon tournament by Davidson, 86-59, on Saturday in Asheville, N.C.
“Charlton Young represents Georgia Southern with the utmost character. He has done a tremendous job with taking a program that had some trouble when he arrived and getting it to a level of respectability,” GSU Directors of Athletics Tom Kleinlein said on the website. “At the same time, I felt where we needed to go is beyond where we are at right now and that a change in leadership is necessary.”
In 2009, Young, a former all-conference player at GSU, took over a program facing a two-year probation. After posting a 1-17 league mark in the 2010-11 season, Young engineered the second-best turnaround in SoCon history in 2011-12 as the Eagles went 12-6 and tied for second in the South Division.
The school plans a national search for a new coach.