Donnie Jones (basketball)

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Donnie Jones
Donniejones.jpg
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team UCF
Record 55–52 (.514)
Biographical details
Born (1966-07-07) July 7, 1966 (age 48)
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Playing career
1984–1988 Pikeville
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1990
1990–1996
1996–2007
2007–2010
2010–present
Pikeville (asst.)
Marshall (asst.)
Florida (asst.)
Marshall
UCF
Head coaching record
Overall 110–93 (.542)

Donnie Jones (born July 7, 1968) is an American college basketball coach and former college basketball player. Jones is currently the head coach of the UCF Knights men's basketball team that represents the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.[1]

After spending three years as head coach at Marshall, amassing a 55–41 record,[2] Jones was hired by UCF after the university decided not to retain Kirk Speraw for the 2010–11 season.[3] Before Marshall, Jones was an assistant with the Florida Gators for 11 seasons, and was hired by Marshall after he helped Billy Donovan coach the Gators to consecutive national championships in 2006 and 2007.[3] Jones is the Knights third head coach since entering into Division I play.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Marshall (Conference USA) (2007–2010)
2007–08 Marshall 16–14[4] 8–8[4] 8th[5]
2008–09 Marshall 15–17[6] 7–9[6] 7th[7]
2009–10 Marshall 24–10[8] 11–5[8] 4th[9] CIT Quarterfinals[8]
Marshall: 55–41 (.573) 26–22 (.542)
UCF (Conference USA) (2010–2013)
2010–11* UCF 21–12[10]* 6–10[10]* 9th[11]* CBI Semifinals[10]
2011–12 UCF 22–11[12] 10–6[12] 4th[13] NIT First Round[12]
2012–13 UCF 20–11[14] 9–7[14] 4th[15]
UCF (American Athletic Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 UCF 13–18 4–14 9th
UCF: 55–52* (.514) 23–37* (.383)
Total: 110–93* (.542)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

* UCF had its wins from the 2010–11 season vacated after it was ruled that there was an ineligible player for the Knights.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UCF to Introduce Donnie Jones as Men's Basketball Head Coach Tuesday
  2. ^ Player Bio: Donnie Jones
  3. ^ a b New coach Jones eyes big things for UCF
  4. ^ a b Marshall Thundering Herd Basketball 2007-08 Schedule - Thundering Herd Home and Away - ESPN
  5. ^ Conference USA Standings (2007–08) - College Basketball - ESPN
  6. ^ a b Marshall Thundering Herd Basketball 2008-09 Schedule - Thundering Herd Home and Away - ESPN
  7. ^ Conference USA Standings (2008–09) - College Basketball - ESPN
  8. ^ a b c Marshall Thundering Herd Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Thundering Herd Home and Away - ESPN (NB: The Overall column on Wikipedia combines regular season and postseason results, but the OVERALL W-L column in 2009–10 C-USA standings keeps records of the former only, thus the discrepancy between the totals)
  9. ^ Conference USA Standings (2009–10) - College Basketball - ESPN
  10. ^ a b c UCF Knights Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Knights Home and Away - ESPN (NB: The Overall column on Wikipedia combines regular season and postseason results, but the OVERALL W-L column in 2010–11 C-USA standings keeps records of the former only, thus the discrepancy between the totals)
  11. ^ Conference USA Standings (2010–11) - College Basketball - ESPN
  12. ^ a b c UCF Knights Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Knights Home and Away - ESPN (NB: The Overall column on Wikipedia combines regular season and postseason results, but the OVERALL W-L column in 2011–12 C-USA standings keeps records of the former only, thus the discrepancy between the totals)
  13. ^ Conference USA Standings (2011–12) - College Basketball - ESPN
  14. ^ a b UCF Knights Basketball 2012-13 Schedule - Knights Home and Away - ESPN (NB: The Overall column on Wikipedia combines regular season and postseason results, but the OVERALL W-L column in 2012–13 C-USA standings keeps records of the former only, thus the discrepancy between the totals)
  15. ^ Conference USA Standings (2012–13) - College Basketball - ESPN
  16. ^ UCF responds to NCAA concerning alleged infractions (PDF)