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Jeff Jones
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Title Head coach
College American
Sport Basketball
Team record 125–113 (.525) (8 seasons)
Born June 29, 1960 (1960-06-29) (age 49)
Place of birth United States Owensboro, Kentucky
Career highlights
Overall 271–217 (.555)
Championships
ACC Regular Season Championship (1995)
Patriot League Regular Season Championship (2002, 2004, 2008, 2009)
Patriot League Tournament Championship (2008, 2009)
Awards
Patriot League Coach of the Year (2002)
Playing career
1979–1982 Virginia
Position Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1990
1990–1998
1999–2000
2000–present
Virginia (asst.)
Virginia
Rhode Island (asst.)
American

Jeffrey Allen Jones (born June 29, 1960) is currently the head coach of the American University men's basketball team. Coach Jones took the helm of American basketball on April 17, 2000, becoming the 17th coach in the school's history. He was previously serving as an assistant coach on Jerry DeGregorio's staff at Rhode Island.

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Playing career

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High school

Jones graduated from Apollo High School in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was inducted into the Apollo High School Hall of Fame. His father, Bob, is a former coach of Kentucky Wesleyan University, which he led to the 1973 NCAA Division II title.

College

He played point guard at the University of Virginia from 1978-82. As a four-year starter (1979-82) at Virginia, Jones was known as a leader and prolific passer. UVa compiled an overall record of 102-28 (.785), while he led the Cavaliers to two NCAA Tournaments and two NITs during his career. Virginia captured the 1980 NIT title, and advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 1981.

Jones finished his career as Virginia's all-time assists leader (598), and his 200 assists during the 1979-80 season was UVa's single-season record until both marks were later broken by John Crotty. Jones served as the team captain as a senior during the 1981-82 season and played in 129 games during his career. For his career, he averaged 6.6 points and 4.6 assists per game, while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 74.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Jones graduated from Virginia in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Coaching career

University of Virginia

After graduation he spent 8 seasons as an assistant coach under Terry Holland at Virginia until tabbed the 8th head coach in Virginia Cavaliers' history in 1990. He would go on to lead that program for eight seasons. He led Virginia to six postseason appearances (five NCAA, one NIT), one regular-season ACC Championship and four 20-win campaigns. He beat Roy Williams and #1 seeded Kansas in Kansas City to reach the Elite 8 in 1995.

American University

Following a brief stint as associate head coach at Rhode Island, Jones was hired as the head coach at American University. He has currently served eight seasons compiling a 135–118 (.533). After the school moved from the Colonial Athletic Association, he guided American to the 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009 Patriot League regular season championships, and in 2002 he was honored as the Basketball America Patriot League Coach of the Year. However, the team fell in the conference tournament title game each year from 2002–2004, failing to garner an NCAA tournament bid.

On December 22, 2007, Jones led AU to its first victory over the University of Maryland in the last 80 years. Jones previously coached AU to victory over Florida State University, making him the only Patriot League coach to beat an ACC team.

On March 14, 2008, Jones led AU to its first NCAA Tournament, as the Eagles beat Colgate 52–46.

On March 22, 2008, Jones and the American University faced the Tennessee Volunteers at BJCC Arena in Birmingham, AL. Despite leading early on, American lost to [[Tennessee (57–72); ending American's NCAA trip.

He lead the Eagles into the 2009 NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2009. After holding a 14 point lead over Villanova early in the second half, the Eagles let the game slip away at the end and the 14th seeded Eagles lost to Villanova at the Wachovia Center.

Statistics

Year-by-Year Coaching Record
Year School Record Postseason
1990-91 Virginia 21-12 NCAA First Round
1991-92 Virginia 20-13 NIT Champions
1992-93 Virginia 21-10 NCAA Sweet 16
1993-94 Virginia 18-13 NCAA Second Round
1994-95 Virginia 25-9 NCAA Elite 8
1995-96 Virginia 12-15
1996-97 Virginia 18-13 NCAA First Round
1997-98 Virginia 11-19
2000-01 American 7-20
2001-02 American 18-12
2002-03 American 16-14
2003-04 American 18-13
2004-05 American 17-11
2005-06 American 12-17
2006-07 American 16-14
2007-08 American 21-12 NCAA First Round
2008-09 American 24-8 NCAA First Round
Overall Record 295-225

See also

References


Jeff Jones

Title Head coach
College American
Sport Basketball
Team record 125–113 (.525) (8 seasons)
Born June 29, 1960 (1960-06-29) (age 49)
Place of birth Owensboro, Kentucky
Career highlights
Overall 271–217 (.555)
Championships
ACC Regular Season Championship (1995)
Patriot League Regular Season Championship (2002, 2004, 2008, 2009)
Patriot League Tournament Championship (2008, 2009)
Awards
Patriot League Coach of the Year (2002)
Playing career
1979–1982 Virginia
Position Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1990
1990–1998
1999–2000
2000–present
Virginia (asst.)
Virginia
Rhode Island (asst.)
American

Jeffrey Allen Jones (born June 29, 1960) is currently the head coach of the American University men's basketball team. Coach Jones took the helm of American basketball on April 17, 2000, becoming the 17th coach in the school's history. He was previously serving as an assistant coach on Jerry DeGregorio's staff at Rhode Island.

Contents

Playing career

High school

Jones graduated from Apollo High School in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was inducted into the Apollo High School Hall of Fame. His father, Bob, is a former coach of Kentucky Wesleyan University, which he led to the 1973 NCAA Division II title.

College

He played point guard at the University of Virginia from 1978-82. As a four-year starter (1979-82) at Virginia, Jones was known as a leader and prolific passer. UVa compiled an overall record of 102-28 (.785), while he led the Cavaliers to two NCAA Tournaments and two NITs during his career. Virginia captured the 1980 NIT title, and advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 1981.

Jones finished his career as Virginia's all-time assists leader (598), and his 200 assists during the 1979-80 season was UVa's single-season record until both marks were later broken by John Crotty. Jones served as the team captain as a senior during the 1981-82 season and played in 129 games during his career. For his career, he averaged 6.6 points and 4.6 assists per game, while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 74.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Jones graduated from Virginia in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Coaching career

University of Virginia

After graduation he spent 8 seasons as an assistant coach under Terry Holland at Virginia until tabbed the 8th head coach in Virginia Cavaliers' history in 1990. He would go on to lead that program for eight seasons. He led Virginia to six postseason appearances (five NCAA, one NIT), one regular-season ACC Championship and four 20-win campaigns. He beat Roy Williams and #1 seeded Kansas in Kansas City to reach the Elite 8 in 1995.

American University

Following a brief stint as associate head coach at Rhode Island, Jones was hired as the head coach at American University. He has currently served eight seasons compiling a 135–118 (.533). After the school moved from the Colonial Athletic Association, he guided American to the 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009 Patriot League regular season championships, and in 2002 he was honored as the Basketball America Patriot League Coach of the Year. However, the team fell in the conference tournament title game each year from 2002–2004, failing to garner an NCAA tournament bid.

On December 22, 2007, Jones led AU to its first victory over the University of Maryland in the last 80 years. Jones previously coached AU to victory over Florida State University, making him the only Patriot League coach to beat an ACC team.

On March 14, 2008, Jones led AU to its first NCAA Tournament, as the Eagles beat Colgate 52–46.

On March 22, 2008, Jones and the American University faced the Tennessee Volunteers at BJCC Arena in Birmingham, AL. Despite leading early on, American lost to [[Tennessee (57–72); ending American's NCAA trip.

He lead the Eagles into the 2009 NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2009. After holding a 14 point lead over Villanova early in the second half, the Eagles let the game slip away at the end and the 14th seeded Eagles lost to Villanova at the Wachovia Center.

Statistics

Year-by-Year Coaching Record
YearSchoolRecordPostseason
1990-91 Virginia 21-12 NCAA First Round
1991-92 Virginia 20-13 NIT Champions
1992-93 Virginia 21-10 NCAA Sweet 16
1993-94 Virginia 18-13 NCAA Second Round
1994-95 Virginia 25-9 NCAA Elite 8
1995-96 Virginia 12-15
1996-97 Virginia 18-13 NCAA First Round
1997-98 Virginia 11-19
2000-01 American 7-20
2001-02 American 18-12
2002-03 American 16-14
2003-04 American 18-13
2004-05 American 17-11
2005-06 American 12-17
2006-07 American 16-14
2007-08 American 21-12 NCAA First Round
2008-09 American 24-8 NCAA First Round
Overall Record 295-225

See also

References


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