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Capel becomes Appalachian State coach

Updated: April 21, 2010, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State turned to a familiar coaching family Wednesday, making Jason Capel the youngest men's basketball coach in NCAA Division I.

At 30 years, 3 months, Capel, who was born in 1980, is three months younger than Wisconsin-Green Bay coach Brian Wardle.

Capel replaces Buzz Peterson, who left for UNC Wilmington last week after his second stint with the Mountaineers lasted just one season. Capel was an assistant to Peterson last season -- his only experience as ...

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