NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Former New Rochelle High School basketball star Rasaun Young was hired Friday as the school's new head boys basketball coach, New Rochelle Athletic Director Steve Young announced.
"Rasaun has the discipline, values, work ethic and background in the community that made the decision an easy one," said Young, who is no relation to the new coach. "He wants to win more than anyone and is a determined person, but his priorities are the kids and their futures. He will be sure to help his players go on to be successful past their basketball days."
Known as "Crabby" in the community, Rasaun Young was an All-Section and All-County player while at New Rochelle in the early 1990s. He was an assistant boys coach under Bill Murphy, who resigned this year to spend more time with family.
Rasaun Young was not available for comment Friday afternoon.
He and his brother Rashiem, who was also a standout basketball player at New Rochelle High School in the early 1990s, head Team Young World, a group that helped organize the city's New Roc Classic Summer Basketball League over the summer.
Murphy’s teams were 160-55 during his nine years as head coach. They won two league titles and reached the Section 1 Final three times, including in 2005, when the Huguenots upset Mount Vernon to win the Class AA championship.