Co-Lin leadership silent on Young’s departure

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, June 15, 2023

WESSON — Co-Lin’s leadership response to Gwyn Young leaving the basketball program after 47 years and winning 1,000 games for the program has been silence the past 48 hours. Co-Lin Athletics has yet to update its Staff Directory to show Young has left his position nor has the community college published a press release announcing his departure or the hiring of a would-be replacement. 

Young said he would not be the head coach next year Tuesday afternoon but did not say why. He missed some games this year due to medical problems but finished out the year with the program. 

His job was initially posted as an open position in May but it is no longer listed as open on Co-Lin’s website. Jane Hulon-Sims was not in her office when called Thursday morning but a message was left there. Hulon-Sims is retiring to Oxford. Thursday is her last day on the job. Her replacement Dewayne Middleton will take over July 1.  

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Phone calls to Athletic Director Bryan Nobile, one made Thursday morning, Tuesday and one made in early May, went straight to voicemail and have not been returned. Board of Trustees Chairman Melton King was contacted by phone Thursday morning but the call went to voicemail and has not been returned by publication time.  

Young was previously a basketball player for the Wolves when he came through Co-Lin Community College and grew up in the basketball crazy West Lincoln community. 

Young said he is not sure what he is doing next but will share more when he is ready.