Neal Young, who spent three seasons as Head Assistant and Associate Head Coach under Gary Chupp, will take the reigns of the program after spending the last two seasons at NCAA DII Lewis University. Widely considered one of the best young assistant coaches in the Midwest, Young will get his first opportunity as a head varsity coach at the collegiate level with the Maple Leafs in 2013-14.
"My vision is to build the Goshen College Men's Basketball program into one that is consistently competing at the top of the Crossroads League as well as a program that is a fixture at the NAIA National Tournament," Young said. "A program that not only Goshen College can be proud of, but also one that the community will embrace and will be proud of as well."
At Lewis, Young helped the Flyers to 36 wins in two seasons, the most wins in a two-year span since 2003-05. He coaches a pair of All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selections, while taking Lewis to the 2011-12 NCAA DII National Tournament.
As the lead recruiter during his previous stint at Goshen, Young signed three All-Mid-Central College Conference Newcomer Team selections, the school's first NCAA DI transfer, and was instrumental in bringing in all 13 players from the 2011-12 team, which posted its highest ever national ranking (#12).
While on staff during the 2009-10 season, the Maple Leafs finished the season ranked in the RPI top 10 for the first time in school history. He also coached MCC Player of the Year Errick McCollum, who ended his career as the program's all-time leading scorer.
Neal and his wife Maggie have been married since the summer of 2008 and reside in Goshen. Maggie is a teacher at Prairie View Elementary.