Mike Jones (wide receiver)
|Tennessee State Tigers|
|Date of birth:||April 14, 1960|
|Place of birth:||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|High school:||Chattanooga (TN) Riverside|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 6 / Pick: 159|
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Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jones graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. He played college football at Tennessee State University. Jones then had a seven-year career as a National Football League wide receiver from 1983 to 1989, playing with the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints.
Jones began his pro coaching career as an assistant coach with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa. As an assistant, he spent five years with the Fire in two spells, reaching the World Bowl on four occasions. From 1998 to 2000 he was the team's wide receivers coach, with the Rhein winning the league championship in 1998 and 2000.
Following Galaxy head coach Doug Graber's resignation following the 2003 season, Jones was named Graber's replacement. In his four seasons as Frankfurt's head coach, Jones guided the team to the World Bowl three times, winning World Bowl XIV in 2006. The league subsequently folded following the 2007 season.