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BYU Basketball hires Will Voigt as senior assistant

After weeks of rumors surrounding his name, BYU basketball has hired Will Voigt as an assistant coach. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Voigt will be Kevin Young's lead assistant. Voigt has ties to Kevin Young through the NBA – he was head coach of the Austin Spurs, the G-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs. He also has years of experience as a head coach in the international ranks.

“Will is someone I respect greatly,” Young said in the official press release. “He is a creative thinker, very organized and has an unmatched work ethic. Will has years of experience as a head coach in the NBA G-League as well as extensive experience coaching around the world, including the Rio Olympics. He is not afraid to test boundaries creatively, especially on defense. Will is a high-caliber coach who I will rely on heavily.”

With Voigt on board, BYU will need to fill two more assistant coaching positions before next season.

Prior to becoming head coach of the Austin Spurs, he served as head coach of Zamalek of the Egyptian Basketball Super League and the Basketball Africa League for one season.

Voigt served twice as head coach of the German Bundesliga team Telekom Baskets Bonn after serving as head coach of the Angolan national basketball team from 2017 to 2020. During that time, he coached former BYU Cougar Brandon Davies.

In 2015, he was appointed head coach of the Nigerian national team at AfroBasket.

In the 2014/15 season, he was an assistant coach of the Shanxi Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association. From 2009 to 2014, he was head coach of the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.