The Youngest Head Basketball Coach

January 26, 2010

Two of the players on the men's basketball team at Polytechnic Institute of New York University are 25. So is the coach, Joshua Washington. A profile in New York magazine looks at what it's like to be the youngest head basketball coach in the country. "I grew a beard. I bought suits" and 50 new ties, he told the magazine."If I wear a polo with pants, I tuck it in like old people do. And, like, at a game against Purchase College, the ref called me Mister Washington instead of Coach Washington -- to make me sound older, I think. It takes a while with all the mister and coach stuff; it's weird hearing your friend's dad call you 'sir.' I'm sorta not allowed to be 25."

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