Joe Jones (basketball)
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November 9, 1965 |
Ronkonkoma, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2010–2011||Boston College (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Patriot League regular season championship (2014)|
Joseph Fernal Jones (born November 9, 1965) is the head coach of Boston University's men's basketball team. He served one season as an associate head coach for Boston College's men's basketball team and was previously the head coach at Columbia University. In 2006-07, the Ronkonkoma, New York, native led the Columbia Lions to a 7-7 Ivy League finish, their first .500 record since 1999-2000. Their 16-12 overall record was the team's best since 1992-93.
Jones succeeded Armond Hill after the 2002-03 season, when Columbia finished 0-14 in the Ivy League, 2-25 overall. In his first season, the Lions finished 6-8 in the league, 10-17 overall – the third-best single-season improvement in conference history. Jones left Columbia with an 86-108 win-loss record over seven seasons.
Jones graduated from Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York in 1983. He was a four-year letter-winner at State University of New York at Oswego, where he earned a bachelor's degree in communications in 1987 and a master's degree in counseling in 1989. He played point guard for the Lakers and currently ranks 3rd in assists and 5th in steals in the school's history.
Jones began his coaching career with a three-year run as head coach at Long Island's Comsewogue High School. He joined Jay Wright's staff at Hofstra University in 1994 and moved on to Villanova University three years later as an assistant to Steve Lappas. When Wright replaced Lappas at Villanova in 2001, Jones remained on the staff as the assistant responsible for recruiting, game scouting and on-court teaching.
Prior to his second season as head coach at Boston University, it was announced that BU would be leaving the America East Conference to join the Patriot League on July 1, 2013. As a result of the move, the America East presidents unanimously voted to ban BU from postseason play in all America East sports for the 2012-2013 season. Despite their inability to win the conference championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, Jones took the Terriers to his first ever postseason as head coach when they played Loyola University Maryland in the first round of the CIT.
Jones provided commentary for the online halftime show during the 2008 and 2009 NCAA tournaments.
Head coaching record
|Columbia Lions (Ivy League) (2003–2010)|
|Columbia:||86–108 (.443)||39–59 (.398)|
|Boston University Terriers (America East Conference) (2011–2013)|
|2012–13||Boston University||17–13||11–5||2nd||CIT First Round|
|Boston University Terriers (Patriot League) (2013–present)|
|2013–14||Boston University||24–11||15–3||1st||NIT First Round|
|2015–16||Boston University||19–15||11–7||3rd||CIT Second Round|
|Boston University:||107–80 (.554)||63–29 (.673)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Joe Jones Accepts Associate Head Coaching Position at Boston College. gocolumbialions.com
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- . patriotleague.org
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