The best part about MY being coach is Christian Webster up next. Thoughts?
Christian Webster is quickly becoming a household name in the basketball world.
- Webster was named to ESPN's 40-under-40 list in May 2020, a prestigious list made up of the top 40 head coaches and assistant coaches in Division I men's basketball under the age of 40.
- During the summer of 2017, Webster was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches as a “30-under-30” honoree. This recognizes a group of up and coming young coaches in men’s college basketball.
Any time you hear MY talk about his staff, he raves about Christian Webster. CW is the real deal. He's been influential in landing all of our recruits and has been the primary reason we have most. Look at the recruiting profiles of some of our guys. We have two incoming ESPN100 players, Darius Maddox and Joe Bamisile. Their primary recruiter was Christian Webster. Same with Jalen Cone. I'm sure there are a few more that aren't officially listed, too.
MY is 57. Recently I've seen the board speculate he'll be here 10 years (assuming we stay on this upward trend). He has the PERFECT predecessor in Christian Webster, who will have the experience, know-how, Hokie identity, and fan buy-in to seamlessly take over as a younger coach who can objectively connect with players extremely well. I try to be a realist, but there's a decent chance our program is in great standing for the next 20 years minimum, and that's not an exaggeration.