May 27, 2021
Greg Young, UTA Men's Basketball Coach

A veteran on the UT Arlington men’s basketball sidelines for more than a decade, Greg Young was named the ninth head coach in program history on Apr. 5, 2021.
A 35-year coaching veteran with deep Lone Star State roots, Young will be entering his 13th season with UTA in 2021-22 after serving as an assistant (2009-13) or associate (2013-21) coach for the program over the previous 12 years.
In Young’s 12 seasons with the Mavericks, UTA has gone 219-165 (.570) and advanced to the postseason four times: 2012 NIT, 2013 CIT, 2016 CIT and 2017 NIT. The Mavs were Southland Conference regular-season champions in 2011-12, reached the Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship game in 2013 and earned the Sun Belt Conference regular season title in 2017. Additionally, UTA went to back-to-back Sun Belt Tournament championship games in 2018 and 2019.
Prior to the 2020-21 season, Young was voted as the top assistant coach in the Sun Belt by his peers, as published by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. Goodman also recognized Young as one of the top-5 assistants in the Southland Conference in 2010-11 when the Mavs were a league member.
Young has previous head-coaching experience as he registered an overall record of 168-139 (.547) in 10 seasons as a junior college head coach. During that time, he had 55 players sign with four-year institutions, including 26 with Division-I schools.
Young graduated from Howard Payne in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He later earned his master’s in education from Texas Wesleyan in 1990.