College - Maryland
The 2006-07 season marks Tom Young’s fourth campaign in the NBA after a distinguished collegiate coaching career. Young coached current Wizards floor boss Eddie Jordan at Rutgers in the mid-70’s, and the two reunited in Washington 27 years after guiding Rutgers to the 1976 Final Four. Young’s 12-year tenure at Rutgers included Coach of the Year honors from The Sporting News and UPI following his run to the Final Four. Currently, three decades after their collegiate success, Young and Jordan have guided the Wizards to back-to-back appearances in the NBA Playoffs.

Young was prepared for success in Washington by a coaching career that began here almost 50 years ago. Young was named the Head Coach at Catholic University in Washington, DC in 1958, and he spent nine seasons at Catholic before returning to the University of Maryland, his alma mater, for two seasons as an assistant coach. From there he went to American University where he coached the Eagles for four seasons. He also coached for six seasons at Old Dominion from 1985-1991.

A graduate of the University of Maryland in 1958, Young co-captained the basketball team during his senior season. With his wife, Nancy, Young has two children, Tom Jr. and Tracy, and six grandchildren.