Donnie Jones (basketball)

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Donald Isaac Jones Sr. (born July 7, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and former college basketball player. He is currently the men's head basketball coach at Stetson University. Prior to Stetson, Jones served as the head coach of the UCF Knights men's basketball team from 2010 to 2016[1] and at Marshall from 2007–2010.

Donnie Jones
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Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamStetson
ConferenceAtlantic Sun
Record0–0
Biographical details
Born (1966-07-07) July 7, 1966 (age 53)
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Playing career
1984–1988Pikeville
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1990Pikeville (assistant)
1990–1996Marshall (assistant)
1996–2007Florida (assistant)
2007–2010Marshall
2010–2016UCF
2017–2018Wichita State (assistant)
2018–2019Dayton (assistant)
2019–presentStetson
Head coaching record
Overall155–129 (.546)

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.

In the 2016–17 season, Jones worked as a scout for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. Jones returned to college coaching in April 2017 as an assistant at Wichita State under Gregg Marshall.[4]

In July 2018, Jones was hired by the University of Dayton as assistant coach under Anthony Grant. The 2 previously served together as assistant coaches at Marshall from 1994–96 and at Florida from 1996-2006.[5]

On March 29, 2019, Jones was named the 22nd head coach at Stetson University.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Marshall (Conference USA) (2007–2010)
2007–08 Marshall 16–14[7] 8–8[7] 8th[8]
2008–09 Marshall 15–17[9] 7–9[9] 7th[10]
2009–10 Marshall 24–10[11] 11–5[11] 4th[12] CIT Quarterfinals[11]
Marshall: 55–41 (.573) 26–22 (.542)
UCF (Conference USA) (2010–2013)
2010–11* UCF 21–12[13]* 6–10[13]* 9th[14]* CBI Semifinals[13]
2011–12 UCF 22–11[15] 10–6[15] 4th[16] NIT First Round[15]
2012–13 UCF 20–11[17] 9–7[17] 4th[18]
UCF (American Athletic Conference) (2013–2016)
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)
Stetson Hatters (Atlantic Sun Conference) (2019–present)
2019–20 Stetson 9–11 3–2
Stetson: 9–11 (.450) 3–2 (.600)
Total: 142–139* (.505)

      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.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UCF to Introduce Donnie Jones as Men's Basketball Head Coach Tuesday". Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Donnie Jones". Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  3. ^ a b New coach Jones eyes big things for UCF
  4. ^ "Donnie Jones, Assistant Coach". Wichita State Shockers. Archived from the original on May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Jablonski, David (July 12, 2018). "Donnie Jones joins Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant's staff". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Donnie Jones Named Named 22nd Men's Basketball Head Coach" (Press release). Stetson Hatters. March 29, 2019. Archived from the original on March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Marshall Thundering Herd Basketball 2007–08 Schedule – Thundering Herd Home and Away – ESPN
  8. ^ Conference USA Standings (2007–08) – College Basketball – ESPN
  9. ^ a b Marshall Thundering Herd Basketball 2008–09 Schedule – Thundering Herd Home and Away – ESPN
  10. ^ Conference USA Standings (2008–09) – College Basketball – ESPN
  11. ^ 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)
  12. ^ Conference USA Standings (2009–10) – College Basketball – ESPN
  13. ^ 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)
  14. ^ Conference USA Standings (2010–11) – College Basketball – ESPN
  15. ^ 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)
  16. ^ Conference USA Standings (2011–12) – College Basketball – ESPN
  17. ^ 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)
  18. ^ Conference USA Standings (2012–13) – College Basketball – ESPN
  19. ^ UCF responds to NCAA concerning alleged infractions (PDF)

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