James Jones (basketball coach)
|Born||February 20, 1964|
Long Island, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|5 Ivy League regular season (2002, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020)|
Ivy League Tournament (2019)
|3× Ivy League Coach of the Year (2015, 2016, 2020)|
Hugh Durham Award (2016)
Ben Jobe Award (2019)
Born in Long Island, Jones played college basketball at SUNY Albany and worked as a sales executive for NCR Corporation before beginning his coaching career. Jones succeeded Dick Kuchen as 22nd men's basketball head coach of Yale University on April 27, 1999. On March 17, 2016, Jones and the Bulldogs upset the fifth-seeded Baylor University Bears in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Five of Jones' assistants have gone on to become head coaches - Ted Hotaling (University of New Haven), Rob Senderoff (Kent State), Isaiah Cavaco (Oberlin), Mark Sembrowich (Academy of Arts University), Mark Gilbride (Clarkson).
Head coaching recordEdit
|Yale Bulldogs (Ivy League) (1999–present)|
|2001–02||Yale||21–11||11–3||T–1st||NIT Second Round|
|2011–12||Yale||19–10||9–5||4th||CIT First Round|
|2015–16||Yale||23–7||13–1||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2018–19||Yale||22–8||10–4||T–1st||NCAA First Round|
|2019–20||Yale||23–7||11–3||1st||“No Postseason Held”|
|Yale:||333–280 (.543)||180–114 (.612)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "The divine nature of basketball : my season inside the Ivy League". Austin Public Library. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
- Cavanaugh, Jack (22 February 2002). "BASKETBALL; An Unlikely Ivy Crown Is Within Yale's Reach". New York Times. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Bulldogs name new coaches". Yale Bulletin & Calendar. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- O'Neil, Dana. "Yale earns tourney's first upset following perfect Cinderella script". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
- "James Jones - Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach - Men's Basketball Coaches". Yale University. Retrieved 2020-12-17.