Central Methodist hires Yung as new Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Central Methodist Director of Athletics Jeff Sherman announced the hiring of Dustyn Yung as the 11th Head Women’s Basketball Coach in program history Monday afternoon. 

“I am very excited for Dustyn to come home to Central,” stated Sherman. “From the beginning of our search, it was clear that he possessed all the traits we wanted in the new leader of our women’s basketball program with his detailed vision for success. Dustyn is a man of high character with a relentless work ethic, knowledge and passion for basketball and CMU.  I believe he will lead our program putting student athletes first and committed to helping young women reach their full potential on and off the court.”

Yung comes to CMU by way of Battle High School in nearby Columbia, Missouri, where he coached the Spartans for three seasons.

In his three seasons leading the program, Yung coached an All-State player, six All-District, and five All-Conference selections. 

Yung posted three consecutive winning seasons while on the sidelines for Battle High School from 2021-2024. He took the program to unprecedented heights, as the Spartans were ranked as high as No. 8 in the MSHSAA Class Six polls.

Prior to his time at Battle, Yung served as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Moberly Area Community College for two years. While with the Greyhounds, Yung assisted the program with game day planning, scouting, recruiting, and program development.

MACC won both the Region 16 and District Championship in 2020, and qualified for back-to-back NJCAA Division I National Tournaments (2020 and 2021).

Altogether, he coached and developed two All-Americans, six All-Region selections, and eight All-Conference players.

Previously, Yung spent three full seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He provided direct oversite of the program’s operating budget including travel, equipment, guarantees, recruiting, meals, fundraising and supplies.

Yung is no stranger to CMU, as he completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Central Methodist.

He finished his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Central in 2013, before earning his Masters of Education in Athletic Administration in 2015.

As a graduate student, Yung served on the women’s basketball coaching staff for two years at Central Methodist. While on staff, he recruited and developed the Heart Newcomer of the Year and NAIA All-American Morgan Vetter. Additionally, he was a student assistant from 2011-13 and was apart of the 2013 team that qualified for the first-ever NAIA Division I National Tournament in program history. 

“I am beyond excited to return to Central Methodist University as the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach,” stated Yung.

“This opportunity has come full circle, as I graduated from CMU, began my coaching career at CMU, and now am returning to lead the women’s basketball program, which is a dream come true.”

“I would like to thank President Drake, Jeff Sherman, Chad Gaines, Melissa Mace, and the entire selection committee for their belief in me,” added Yung. “I am eager to get to work and further the CMU mission on a local, state and national level, Go Eagles!”

Yung officially begins his coaching duties on June 3rd.


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