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June 04, 2013

Hoops: Charlton Young Replaces Corey Williams on FSU Coaching Staff


There wasn't vacancy on the Florida State coaching staff for long– not even a whole 24 hours.

Leonard Hamilton and Florida State University acted quickly to replace the recently departed Corey Williams and hired former Georgia Southern head coach Charlton Young as an assistant coach on Tuesday. Williams took the head coaching job at Stetson on Monday after six seasons at FSU.

On Tuesday the university announced his replacement.

“We are fortunate to have a coach of Charlton’s caliber join our staff," said Hamilton.  “He is an extremely knowledgeable basketball coach, a great skill developer and an outstanding recruiter.  Charlton is a great addition to our program because he complements our staff extremely well and we look forward to him being a part of the success we intend to have as we continue to establish Florida State as a program of national significance.” 

At Georgia Southern, Young was a combined 29-65. His team went 15-15 and finished second in their division of the Southern Conference in 2011-12. But last year the Eagles went 14-19 and Young was let go.

Before that he was an assistant at Georgia Tech and also has coached at Auburn, Northeastern and Jacksonville. 

As a player Young was a three-time all conference selection at Georgia Southern, in 1992 he lead the Eagles to an NCAA tournament berth. After a year of pro ball in France he returned to the United States in 1994 and began his career in coaching.

“As a native Floridian, I am excited to be part of coach Hamilton’s staff and proud to be part of the Florida State basketball tradition,” said Young.  “Coach Hamilton is one of the coaches I have watched intently and learned a great deal from during my career.  The opportunity to work alongside him as well as Stan Jones and Dennis Gates is very exciting to me.  Coach Jones is one of the top assistant coaches in the country and I recruited Dennis relentlessly when I was at Northeastern.”

The Seminoles hope Young's skills on the recruiting trail will put themselves to immediate use. 


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Football: Seminoles Announce Next Two Years Worth of Opponents


Today Florida State University released their scheduled opponents for the next two season. Part of the comprehensive five-year athletic plan that Randy Spetman will present to the University's Board of Trustees on Thursday includes intiatives to get the ACC to schedule opponents earlier so that schools may save money on costs.

Today, the ACC announced the next 11 seasons of ACC cross-over opponents and the Seminoles announced their schedule opponents for the next two seasons.

Florida State's 2013 Football Schedule

2014 looks to be a brutal year for the Seminoles. There's one beater-school in the whole bunch, The Citadel, and beyond that the easiest opponents scheduled are conference foes. Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Florida count as the other three out-of-conference opponents and a tough ACC slate awaits that year as well.

FSU's schedule opponents for 2014 are:

Florida (11/29)
Notre Dame
The Citadel (9/6)
Boston College
Wake Forest

NC State

Neutral Site
Oklahoma State (8/30)

Boom. That's one hell of a home schedule, plenty of good dates to see the Seminoles square off with top competition in Doak. Between UF, Notre Dame and Clemson, FSU fans should have plenty to get excited about on the home schedule in 2014. The flip side of that is that if FSU has some brutal road games. At Louisville, at Miami and in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium against Oklahoma State (which will feel like an away game given the stadium's proximity to OSU).

It loosens up a bit in 2015.

NC State
Texas State (9/5)
USF (9/26)

Georgia Tech
Florida (11/28)
Boston College
Wake Forest

There's a few more easily winnable games on that slate, but the one I think plenty of Florida State fans will have circled is USF's first return trip to Tallahassee since they upset FSU, dropped them to 2-4 and all but ended Bobby Bowden's career.

As I mentioned, the ACC also announced the next 11 years worth of cross-conference opponents. Florida State's look like this:

2014 - Virginia (home)

2015 - Georgia Tech (away)

2016 - North Carolina (home)

2017 - Duke (away)

2018 - Virginia Tech (home)

2019 - Virginia (away)

2020 - Pittsburgh (home)

2021 - North Carolina (away)

2022 - Georgia Tech (home)

2023 - Virginia Tech (away)

2024 - North Carolina (home)


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