OUR VIEW: Tom Young is great choice to coach MHS boys’ basketballYoung’s tutelage at Mitchell Christian helped the Golden Eagles to two state Class B title games, with the school winning in 2005.
Tom Young is an excellent choice to be Mitchell High School’s next boys’ basketball coach.
Young was officially hired during Monday evening’s meeting of the Mitchell Board of Education, ending a surprisingly quick process that likely began with Mitchell’s second-place finish at last month’s Class AA tournament.
Young comes to the program with a ton of coaching experience, having spent 18 years at Mitchell Christian and two at nearby Hanson.
For those who haven’t followed much local basketball, Young’s tutelage at Mitchell Christian helped the Golden Eagles to two state Class B title games, with the school winning in 2005. Remember that MCHS typically has an enrollment of fewer than 50 students, yet was a state powerhouse for several years under Young.
His 2005 team was extraordinary.
Young also has a basketball pedigree that’s hard to ignore. Not only is he an alumnus of the MHS program with strong local ties, but his family also found great basketball success.
Mostly, we are impressed with Young as a person and feel his beliefs and style of coaching will be a good fit in the public-school program.
We do not know everyone who applied for, or simply coveted, the position of head boys’ basketball coach at Mitchell High School.
We say this because we do not wish to offend anyone who went through the hiring process with the local school district. But we are impressed with this hiring, and must say MHS made a great hire when it chose Young to be its next boys’ coach.
Not many can step in to replace Gary Munsen, who guided the program since the early 1970s.
Tom Young can.