Rutgers assistant Jay Young named head coach at Fairfield


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.

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