Larry Jones (American football coach)

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Larry Jones
Doug Dickey.jpg
Jones (right) in 1972
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1933-12-18)December 18, 1933
Pottsville, Arkansas
Died May 30, 2013(2013-05-30) (aged 79)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Playing career
1951–1953 LSU
Position(s) Linebacker, center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1958–1961 LSU (OL/WR)
1970 Tennessee (assistant)
1971–1973 Florida State
1974–1976 Tennessee (assistant)
1977–1978 Kansas (DC/DL)
Head coaching record
Overall 15–19
Bowls 0–1

Larry Bruce Jones (December 18, 1933 – May 30, 2013) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Florida State University from 1971 to 1973, compiling a record of 15–19. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jones played college football as a linebacker and center at Louisiana State University. He also served as an assistant coach as his alma mater, LSU, and at the University of South Carolina, the United States Military Academy, the University of Tennessee and Kansas University.[1]

He died in the morning of May 30, 2013. He was 79.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Florida State Seminoles (NCAA University Division / Division I independent) (1971–1973)
1971 Florida State 8–4 L Fiesta
1972 Florida State 7–4
1973 Florida State 0–11
Florida State: 15–19
Total: 15–19


  1. ^ "FSU Football - 1971 Year In Review". Archived from the original on January 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  2. ^ Coley Harvey. "Larry Jones, a former Florida State coach and LSU alum, has died at 79". Retrieved 2013-05-31.