Jay Young is here to stay at Fairfield University.

Athletic director Paul Schlickmann confirmed on Oct. 4 that men’s basketball head coach Jay Young has signed a contract extension to lead the Fairfield University men’s basketball organization through the 2025-2026 season. Coach Young, who began his time with the Stags back in 2019, will continue to lead the team for another four years.

With experience in coaching at the University of New Haven, Rutgers University and even Stony Brook University, Young is no stranger to the game. After just one year as Fairfield’s bench boss, he was able to lead them to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference finals.

Three newcomers will be joining Young’s squad in this upcoming season, and 14 others are set to return to the team. With much familiarity on the roster, the team is in a position to bounce back.

As construction of Fairfield University’s Arena 100 continues on campus, home games will be played at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. The Stags’ home opener is slated for Nov. 16 against Medgar Evers College. They will start off their season on the road against Providence College on Nov. 9.

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