Neal Young was named the head basketball coach at Covenant College (Division III) in August of 2017. Young came to Covenant after spending four years as head coach at Goshen (Ind.) College.
In his first year at Covenant, Young set a program record for wins by a first-year head coach as he guided the Scots to an 18-10 overall record, tying a program record for winning percentage, and a trip to the USA South Tournament championship game. During the year, the Scots went on an eight-game winning streak, the longest in the NCAA era, and won double-digit conference games for the second time in three seasons.
Young had success leading Goshen, an NAIA Division II member. His 2015-16 team recorded its second double-digit victory season in 46 years of Crossroads League basketball. Goshen went 19-13 overall and 10-8 in league play, hosting a CL tournament game for the first time since 2005, and produced an NAIA All-American in the process. This past year, the Maple Leafs toppled No. 1-ranked University of St. Francis for the program's first-ever win over a top-ranked opponent.
On this episode of the podcast, we learn about Neal's basketball journey, but even more, his journey to faith in Christ and battling cancer and depression all while continuing to achieve his dream as a college basketball coach. This episode is sure to inspire everyone who listens.
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