Johnny Jones (basketball coach)

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Johnny Jones
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team LSU
Record 39–26 (.600)
Biographical details
Born (1961-03-30) March 30, 1961 (age 53)
DeRidder, Louisiana
Playing career
1980–1984 LSU
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984–1997
1997–1999
1999–2000
2000–2001
2001–2012
2012–present
LSU (asst.)
Memphis (asst.)
Memphis
Alabama (asst.)
North Texas
LSU
Head coaching record
Overall 244–188 (.565)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Sun Belt Tournament Championship (2007, 2010)

Johnny Jones (March 30, 1961) is the head men's basketball coach at the Louisiana State University.[1]

Jones previously served as the head coach at the University of North Texas. He coached the Mean Green to five-straight 20-win seasons from 2007–11, and two Sun Belt Tournament championships and NCAA Tournament bids. Under Jones, North Texas was just the third program to advance to three consecutive Sun Belt Tournament championship games.[2][3]

Jones was named interim head coach at the University of Memphis just prior to the 1999-2000 season, replacing Tic Price. He coached the team to a 15-16 record.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Jones played in the 1981 Final Four as a freshman at LSU, and later served 12 seasons as an assistant coach at LSU under Dale Brown where the pair returned to the 1986 Final Four.

Head Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Memphis Tigers (Conference USA) (1999–2000)
1999–00 Memphis 15–16 7–9 5th (National)
Memphis: 15–16 (.484) 7–9 (.438)
North Texas Mean Green (Sun Belt Conference) (2001–present)
2001–02 North Texas 15–14 8–7 4th (West)
2002–03 North Texas 7–21 2–13 6th (West)
2003–04 North Texas 13–15 8–8 3rd (West)
2004–05 North Texas 14–14 6–9 4th (West)
2005–06 North Texas 14–14 6–9 4th (West)
2006–07 North Texas 23–11 10–8 3rd (West) NCAA First Round
2007–08 North Texas 20–11 10–8 3rd (West)
2008–09 North Texas 20–12 11–7 2nd (West)
2009–10 North Texas 24–9 13–5 1st (West) NCAA First Round
2010–11 North Texas 22–11 8–8 4th (West)
2011–12 North Texas 18–14 9–7 4th (West)
North Texas: 190–146 (.565) 91–88 (.508)
LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (2012–present)
2012–2013 LSU 19–12 9–9 8th (RPI 85)
2013–2014 LSU 20–14 9–9 6th (RPI 68) NIT Second Round
LSU: 39–26 (.600) 18–18 (.500)
Total: 244–188 (.565)

      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

NCAA tournament[edit]

Year School Record Winning % Notes
2007 North Texas 0-1 .000 Eliminated by (Memphis Tigers) in NCAA First Round
2010 North Texas 0-1 .000 Eliminated by (Kansas State Wildcats) in NCAA First Round
Totals 0-2 .000 2 NCAA First Round (Won 0)

NIT tournament[edit]

Year School Record Winning % Notes
2014 LSU 1-1 .500 Defeated (San Francisco Dons) in NIT First Round, Eliminated by (SMU Mustangs) in NIT Second Round
Totals 1-1 .500 1 NIT Second Round (Won 1)

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