Rutgers Assistant Jay Young Named Head Coach At Fairfield

April 03, 2019 - 1:38 pm

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Rutgers assistant coach Jay Young has been named head coach at Fairfield.

He replaces Sydney Johnson, who was fired last month after a 9-22 season and a 116-147 record over eight seasons.

Young, who is from Massachusetts, is a former head coach at Division II New Haven and says returning to an area where he has family and recruiting ties made the job a good fit.

Young has been a college coach for 32 years and spent the last 14 seasons as an assistant under Steve Pikiell, first at Stony Brook and then at Rutgers.

Young describes himself as a defensive-minded coach and told his players Wednesday that their goal will be to play meaningful games each March.