SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Abigail Young as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach.
A Maine native, Young graduated from St. Joseph’s College (Maine) in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. There she achieved the 1,000-point mark as a member of the women’s basketball team and accumulated numerous other accolades to include a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Conference selection, GNAC All-Academic honors, and a GNAC Tournament MVP (2014) among others.
Following St. Joseph’s, Young went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Developmental Psychology at Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, England), a BUCS Division I institution. At Oxford, Young excelled as a member of the women’s basketball team and, from the forward position, earned herself National Basketball League Midlands South West Player of the Year recognition in 2015.
Now on the sidelines, Young began her coaching career as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Oxford Brookes for a one season term in 2015. Upon returning home to Maine, Young served as the Junior Varsity Basketball Coach at Maine Girls’ Academy and most recently as the Upper Girls Head Coach of the Maine Renegades AAU Basketball program.
Young currently works as a Cognitive Retraining Specialist at NeuroRestorative in Standish, Maine.
Head Coach Katie Bergeron stated, “I’m thrilled to have Abby joining our team this season. I’ve known Abby for a few years now—her skill set and experience as a player combined with her coaching abilities and familiarity with our program will make for a wonderful addition!”
Young commented, “I want to express my excitement in joining the SeaWolves family and a talented coaching staff. I am really looking forward to working with both Coach Katie and Coach Pat to provide the best experience possible for the women’s basketball program this upcoming season!”