Fairfield basketball coach Jay Younger steps down simply weeks earlier than season begins



Fairfield males’s basketball coach Jay Younger resigned from his place simply weeks forward of the Stags’ season opener at Boston School Nov. 6, the varsity introduced Monday. Younger, who was making ready for his fifth season on the helm of this system, was coming off his fourth consecutive shedding season after ending 13-18 in 2022-23. Assistant coach Chris Casey will function interim coach, efficient instantly.

Fairfield was picked to complete sixth within the MAAC preseason ballot, however was 3-0 on its summer time exhibition tour in Costa Rica.  

“We wish to thank Coach Younger for his dedication and contributions to Fairfield throughout his 4 seasons with the Stags,” Fairfield mentioned in a press release. “Throughout his tenure, Coach Younger led the Stags to a 50-73 document, which included an look within the 2021 MAAC Championship sport. We want Coach Younger a lot success in his future endeavors.”

Younger was employed by Fairfield after serving as an assistant coach at Rutgers from 2016-2019. He beforehand labored as an assistant at Stony Brook from 2005-2016. 

Casey was an unique member of Younger’s workers at Fairfield employed in 2019. His elevation to interim coach comes after his four-year stint as assistant and after quite a few years of earlier expertise as a head coach.

“Coach Casey’s robust data of the sport, dedication to participant growth, earlier head teaching expertise and keenness for the Fairfield College Males’s Basketball program will present a powerful basis for him to steer the Stags for the 2023-24 season,” Fairfield’s assertion mentioned. “Casey beforehand served because the Head Coach at Niagara College, LIU Publish and Rutgers-Newark.”

Casey’s prior expertise as head coach got here on the Division III (Rutgers-Newark), Division II (LIU Publish) and most lately Division I (Niagara) ranges, together with his most up-to-date head teaching expertise coming at Niagara from 2013-19. There, he led the varsity to a 64-129 general document earlier than being fired in March 2019.



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