Sources: ODU to hire Terps’ Jones as hoops HC

  • Jeff Borzello Close Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Author Basketball recruiting expert. Signed up with ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Pete Thamel Feb 29, 2024, 04:47

  • PM ET Old Dominion is working with Maryland assistant Mike Jones as its next head coach, sources informed ESPN.A news conference announcing

Jones’hiring is set up for Friday.Jones is an Old Rule alum who led the Monarchs to the NCAA competition as a player in 1992 and 1995. This is his very first season on Kevin Willard’s personnel at Maryland after he spent the previous two seasons as the associate head coach under Mike Young at Virginia Tech.Editor’s Picks 1 Related Before making the move to college, Jones established himself as one of the elite high school coaches in the country. He was the coach at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland for 19 years, leading the Stags to a 511-19 record and nine Washington Catholic

Athletic Conference regular-season titles.Jones has sufficient experience with U.S.A. Basketball, consisting of as coach of the 2019 under-16 nationwide group that won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Champion in Brazil.Jones changes Jeff Jones, who revealed his retirement Monday after a 32-year head-coaching profession. He had been at Old Rule since 2013, leading the Monarchs to the NCAA competition in 2019 after winning the Conference U.S.A. regular-season and conference competition championships. Jones also invested 13 seasons as the head coach of the American University Eagles and led Virginia to 5 NCAA competition looks in the 1990s. Jeff Jones took a leave of lack in January after he suffered a cardiovascular disease in December and then started treatment for prostate cancer for the fourth time.Old Rule (7-23, 3-14 Sun Belt), which has actually been led by interim coach Kieran Donohue considering that Jones stepped away from the team, wraps up its routine season at Georgia Southern on Friday.

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