Young adds Will Voigt to coaching staff

Voigt brings a wealth of experience to the Cougar bench, having spent time as a head coach in the NBA G League, Europe and international level.


PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s basketball head coach Kevin Young announced on Monday the addition of Will Voigt to the program as an assistant coach.

“Will is someone I’ve had great respect for,” Young said. “He is a creative thinker, very organized and has an unmatched work ethic. Will has years of head coaching experience in the NBA G-League, as well as vast experience coaching all over the world, including in the Rio Olympics. He’s not afraid to push the envelope creatively, especially on the defensive end of the floor. Will is a high-level coach who I will lean on heavily.”

Voigt brings a wealth of experience to the Cougar bench, boasting more than 20 years of basketball experience, including time as a head coach in the NBA G League, Europe and international level.

He joins Young’s staff after spending the 2023-24 season as the head coach of the Austin Spurs in the NBA G League. David Duke Jr. played in a team-high 34 games, averaging 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He also worked with RaiQuan Gray, who averaged 17.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game and was named to the United States roster for the 2025 FIBA AmeriCup qualifiers.

He spent one season as the head coach of the Zamalek of the Egyptian Basketball Super League and Basketball Africa League. He guided the team to a third-place finish in the BAL playoffs, along with an appearance in the Super League semifinal.

Voigt had two different stints as the head coach of German Bundesliga side Telekom Baskets Bonn, after serving as the head coach of the Angola National Basketball team from 2017-20. 

He was named the head coach of the Nigerian national team at AfroBasket 2015. He helped the D’Tigers win their first-ever FIBA Afrobasket title with a 74-65 win over Angola securing automatic qualification to the 2016 Summer Olympics.

He spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach for the Shanxi Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was the head coach of the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League from 2009-14, leading the team to a trio of playoff appearances.

He led the Vermont Frost Heaves to back-to-back ABA Championships after being voted the head coach by the fans when Alexander Wolff purchased the team and put the naming of the head coach to a vote. He got his first head coaching gig in Norway, spending three seasons with Ulriken Elite from 2003-06.

Voigt worked under Mike Dunlap at Metro State during the 2002-03 season where the Roadrunners went 28-5, winning the RMAC Tournament before falling to Nebraska Kearney in the regional final. He spent the previous season as an assistant coach under Rick Barnes at Texas, helping the Longhorns make a run to the Sweet 16.

The Cabot, Vermont native was a video coordinator for the San Antonio Spurs from 1999-01 after getting his start in coaching in 1998 as an intern for the Los Angeles Clippers while earning his degree in political science from Pomona College.