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Antoine Young is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball program. He joined the Lopers in the summer of 2018.
The former Bellevue West and Creighton star comes to UNK after spending two years at as the graduate assistant coach at MIAA-member Pittsburg State. He worked under head coaches Kim Anderson and Kevin Muff, helping Pitt win 22 games and reach the 2018 league tournament. Young also coached two All-MIAA players.
This past season a young Loper squad was involved in an unprecedented 21 games decided by 10 points or less. Picking up wins over nationally-ranked Colorado Mines and regionally-ranked Fort Hays State, the Lopers won 10 games, had two All-MIAA players and was among the league leaders in blocks. Off the court, the team had a 3.14 GPA for the 2018 fall semester.
Young began his coaching career at NAIA Concordia University in Seward, Neb. During the 2015-16 season the Bulldogs went 18-12 and had four players named to the All-GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) team.
Holding a B.A. in Journalism from Creighton, Young played professional basketball in Amsterdam, Switzerland and Mexico before entering the coaching ranks.
At Creighton Young was a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) selection who scored 1,342 points from 2008-12. His play helped the Bluejays win 97 games and reach the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
During his days at Bell West, Young was named first-team all-state three times and made the all-state tournament squad three times. He finished his career with 1,726 points thanks to averaging 18.5 points over his final three seasons. Finally, the Thunderbirds were Class A state runners up in both 2007 and 2006.