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 dropping 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 said in a statement. “Throughout his tenure, Coach Younger led the Stags to a 50-73 file, which included an look within the 2021 MAAC Championship recreation. 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 authentic member of Younger’s employees 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 information of the sport, dedication to participant growth, earlier head teaching expertise and keenness for the Fairfield College Males’s Basketball program will present a robust basis for him to steer the Stags for the 2023-24 season,” Fairfield’s assertion stated. “Casey beforehand served because the Head Coach at Niagara College, LIU Put up and Rutgers-Newark.”
Casey’s prior expertise as head coach got here on the Division III (Rutgers-Newark), Division II (LIU Put up) 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 file earlier than being fired in March 2019.