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UTA Mavs Promote Long-Time Assistant Greg Young To Men's Basketball Head Coach

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — After 12 seasons as an assistant, Greg Young has been named the new head coach of the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks men's basketball team.

Young replaces Chris Ogden, who resigned last week to join Chris Beard's new staff at Texas, the alma mater for both of them. Before his three seasons as UT-Arlington's head coach, Ogden was an assistant coach for Beard at Texas Tech for two years.

UTA athletic director Jim Baker said Young deserved the opportunity to be the head coach.

"He has the confidence of our players, and is well-respected and held in high regard by our alumni, campus leaders and supporters," Baker said.

Coach Greg Young

Young first went to UTA as an assistant coach for Scott Cross in 2009, and was promoted to associate head coach in 2013.

He previously spent 10 seasons as a junior college head coach, going 169-139 with Lamar Community College in Colorado (1994-98), Hill College (1998-2000) and Jacksonville College in Texas (2005-09).

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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