Donnie Jones (basketball)

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Donnie Jones
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Sport(s) Men's basketball
Biographical details
Born (1966-07-07) July 7, 1966 (age 50)
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Playing career
1984–1988 Pikeville
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1990 Pikeville (asst.)
1990–1996 Marshall (asst.)
1996–2007 Florida (asst.)
2007–2010 Marshall
2010–2016 UCF
Head coaching record
Overall 155–129 (.546)

Donald Isaac "Donnie" Jones, Sr. (born July 7, 1968) is an American college basketball coach and former college basketball player. Jones served as the head coach of the UCF Knights men's basketball team from 2010 to 2016.[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] Afterwards, Jones joined the Knights in 2010, serving as their third head coach since entering into Division I play. On March 10, 2016, Jones was fired after the team's second consecutive first round loss in the American Athletic Conference tournament.

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
2014–15 UCF 12–18 5–13 9th
2015–16 UCF 12–18 6–12 7th
UCF: 79–88* (.473) 34–61* (.358)
Total: 133–128* (.510)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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)

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