Tim Fanning joins Kevin Young's BYU Basketball coaching staff

Tim Fanning rounds out BYU's bench as the fourth assistant coach.
The ROC cheers in anticipation of BYU's matchup against Baylor
The ROC cheers in anticipation of BYU's matchup against Baylor / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

One day removed from new assistant coach, Will Voigt, joining the program, Kevin Young is bolstering his support staff with another experienced coach on his bench. Tim Fanning was announced as an assistant coach yesterday, so please allow us to introduce you to the newest face in Provo.

Like Voigt, Fanning is an experienced coach on many levels of the game. Throughout his career, Fanning coached some of the best up-and-coming talent in the country, as well as some familiar faces overseas.

Fanning has coached under Kevin Young before, as the two shared a bench for the G-League's Delaware 87ers. BYU's newest coach also spent plenty of time coaching overseas and at the high school/semi-pro levels. At Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel, Fanning even coached BYU alum Elijah Bryant.

I believe that Fanning's most interesting stop on the road trip of his career (life is a highway, after all) was his time at the helm of a team with the Overtime Elite, a semi-professional league in the United States that has served as an alternative to the one-and-done route commonly followed by top American talent. Current NBA players Amen and Ausaur Thompson headlined the league for some time, and Rob Dillingham spent some time in the league as well before spending a season at Kentucky.

With OTE, Fanning's goal was to prepare aspiring NBA talent for the next level of basketball. Kevin Young has made his goal at BYU aligned with that same hope: coming to BYU means you want to play in the NBA, and his coaching staff will prepare young talent for the next level of hoops.

Hiring Fanning shows recruits that BYU is serious about player development. In Fanning, the Cougars add experience in coaching some of the best talent in the world. Another bullet in Kevin Young's infinite chamber.

BYU's coaching staff has now been rounded out, and Fanning could be the final hire on the coaching staff for this season. Upon Kevin Young's hire, BYU made it clear that they were serious about building a contender in Provo, and the support staff that they've brought on seems to be the perfect mix of everything a new college coach could need: collegiate experience, recruiting savants, and player development repertoire.

Cougar fans have every reason to be excited about the Kevin Young era of BYU basketball.

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