Shane Young has been named the new head boys basketball coach at Shelbyville Central. Young comes to the Golden Eagles after coaching the Siegel girls the past two years when he led the program to …
Shane Young has been named the new head boys basketball coach at Shelbyville Central.
Young comes to the Golden Eagles after coaching the Siegel girls the past two years when he led the program to its' first double digit win total since 2014 and first regional appearance since 2011.
"We are excited to add Coach (Shane) Young to our staff at SCHS. He has a reputation of being a program builder and has done that with two programs in two states. We believe he is up for this challenge as well," recently named Shelbyville Central principle Charlie Pope said. "He has shared his desire to make a lasting impact in the lives of our students and we look forward to seeing that happen as well."
Young has a lot of experience in the world of coaching from high school, AAU and at the collegiate level.
He successful rebuilt the girls' basketball program at Osceola High School in Arkansas and has been on the staff at Columbia State Community College and Volunteer State Community College.
He has been an assistant boys coach and Strength and Conditioning coach at Wilson Central, on Drew Maddox's staff at Christ Presbyterian Academy, assistant girl's coach at Centennial High School as well as on the staff at Pearl-Cohn High School.
He has been a part of a lot of basketball camps as well as AAU Programs, including the EAB Travel Team that former Shelbyville resident and current NBA player Keon Johnson played on.
"There has been a winning culture in the past with this boys program and there has been some success, but maybe just as not as consistent as it could be," Young said. "This is a very diverse community that intrigues and there are two feeder middle schools that I look forward to working with as well as the Elementary League. I look forward to working hard to help make this program as successful as it can be for this school and this community."
Young likes to play an up-tempo style of basketball that really gets after you of defense but he also can adjust to the talent level and skill set that his players possess. He likes to have a team that is deep on the bench and he puts a lot of trust in his players.
He expects his players to play hard all the time and be disciplined both on and off the court.
"I expect our players work hard, represent and have a lot of pride in that school name on their jerseys," Young said. "If they will implement those things in their life it will show up on the court as well."
"I showcase a great work ethic and I pride myself on working hard and doing the little things no matter what that may be," Young said.
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