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Georgia Southern fires basketball coach

March 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

STATESBORO, Ga., March 12 (UPI) -- Charlton "C.Y." Young was fired Tuesday after four seasons as the men's basketball coach at Georgia Southern.

Georgia Southern Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein announced the coaching change after the Eagles finished the season 14-19 overall and 7-11 in the Southern Conference.

"Charlton Young represents Georgia Southern with the utmost character. He has done a tremendous job with taking a program that had some trouble when he arrived and getting it to a level of respectability," Kleinlein said.

"At the same time, I felt where we needed to go is beyond where we are at right now and that a change in leadership is necessary."

Georgia Southern was a combined 48-84 overall and 26-46 in the conference in Young's four seasons as coach.

Young, 41, was a three-time all-conference pick while as player at Georgia Southern. He owned the school record in assists with 570 when he graduated.

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