Leading off today:
New Rochelle is staying in house with its selection of a new boys basketball coach. Rasaun Young
, 37, a 1993 New Ro graduate, has been named to succeed Bill Murphy, The Journal News reported Friday.
Young, known by many as "Crabby," had worked on Murphy’s staff after previously serving as an assistant at Mount Vernon. He works as a firefighter.
Murphy went 160-55, reached the 2005 NYSPHSAA Class AA title game and sent five players to college on Division I scholarships. The team was 13-7 last season.
“I can’t imagine myself coaching any other varsity program except for New Rochelle,” Young told the paper. “I never wanted to coach anywhere else. It’s my community. It’s where I’m from. I know what it means to play for New Rochelle.”
Young was second-team all-state in Class AA as a senior in 1993, earning a scholarship to the University at Buffalo, where he averaged 17.2 points a game.
His brother, Rashiem, will serve as Young’s top assistant.
UConn standout in trouble: Police arrested University of Connecticut sophomore tailback Lyle McCombs, who is accused of yelling, pushing and spitting at his girlfriend during an argument outside a residence hall.
Police said McCombs was charged with second-degree breach of peace. The fight occurred just after midnight Friday on campus in Storrs, Conn. Police said McCombs, a 2010 graduate of St. Joe's By The Sea in the CHSFL, was released after he posted a $500 bond.
McCombs carrying the ball for more than 1,100 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2011.
Back on track: Hartford's boys soccer team is now 5-0-1