Episode 221: Coach Dan Young (Executive Director Basketball Coaches Association Michigan) Plymouth, MI ("5 Life Lessons in Playing Basketball")
Dan Young is currently the Executive Director of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM). Dan began his coaching career as a student-manager at Central Michigan University in 1987. After graduation from CMU he garnered the Assistant Basketball position at Western Michigan University, before moving on to a similar slot at Detroit Catholic Central High School. Dan then served as Head Basketball Coach at Brighton, Plymouth Canton and John Glenn High Schools. He has also been the Head Golf Coach at Plymouth High School, since 2012, that has won 2 State Championships. Dan has been named COY from the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Ann Arbor News, Associated Press, Michigan Golf Coaches Association and BCAM. From 2000-present, Dan has been a member of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Board of Directors / he served as Assistant Director of BCAM 2005-2018 / named Executive Director of BCAM in January 2019. Dan has had an integral responsibility as a committee member with the BCAM/MHSAA collaboration (“Reaching Higher Top Michigan Basketball Showcase”) since its inception. He also served as Director and coordinator of all basketball related functions with the Michigan Elite 25 Camp, which was directed by Tim McCormick, former University of Michigan and NBA player. Dan received the Thomas Hursey Distinguished Service Award from BCAM in 2017. Dan is married (Jacqueline) and has 2 son’s (Derek 24, Ryan 21) and resides in Plymouth Michigan.
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