Wofford promotes McAuley to head coach

Wofford announced the promotion of associate coach Jay McAuley to head coach on Sunday to replace longtime coach Mike Young.

Young’s departure to Virginia Tech after a school-best 30-5 record created the opening.

McAuley has served two two-season stints as an assistant with the Terriers, from 2008-10 and 2017-19. This is his first head coaching position.

“I am truly honored to be the next men’s basketball coach at Wofford College,” McAuley said in a statement. “… While this is a new and exciting chapter for both my family and the Terrier faithful, the mission remains the same: recruit and graduate first-class student-athletes, showcase an exciting brand of basketball, and win championships.”

McAuley will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday.

Wofford defeated Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Kentucky in the second.

Young went 299-244 mark in 17 seasons at Wofford.