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April 8, 2019
AP Sports Writer

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — New Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young says he’s “so thrilled to be home” and leading the Hokies is a “dream come true.”

Young, 55, was introduced Monday at a news conference on Monday. The Radford, Virginia native accepted the job over the weekend, ending a 30-year stay at Wofford, the last 17 as the Terriers’ head coach. He led Wofford to five NCAA Tournament appearances.

Young says he met briefly with the players earlier Monday and is eager to get to work, saying he can’t wait to “get out on the court with them.”

Young received a five-year contract that totals $11.5 million in salary, starting at $2 million per year for the first two seasons and then gradually increasing. He replaces Buzz Williams, who resigned last Wednesday to take men’s basketball job at Texas A&M.

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