James Jones (basketball coach)

James Fitzgerald Jones[1] (born February 20, 1964) is an American college basketball coach and the current basketball coach at Yale University.

James Jones
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamYale
ConferenceIvy League
Record320–276 (.537)
Biographical details
Born (1964-02-20) February 20, 1964 (age 57)
Long Island, New York
Playing career
1982–1986Albany
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1995Albany (assistant)
1995–1997Yale (assistant)
1997–1999Ohio (assistant)
1999–presentYale
Head coaching record
Overall320–276 (.537)
Tournaments1–2 (NCAA)
1–1 (NIT)
4–2 (CIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
5 Ivy League regular season (2002, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020)
Ivy League Tournament (2019)
Awards
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.[2] Jones succeeded Dick Kuchen as 22nd men's basketball head coach of Yale University on April 27, 1999.[3] 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.[4]

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).[5]

His brother, Joe Jones, is the current men's basketball head coach at Boston University and was previously the men's basketball head coach at Columbia University.

Head coaching recordEdit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Yale Bulldogs (Ivy League) (1999–present)
1999–00 Yale 7–20 5–9 5th
2000–01 Yale 10–17 7–7 4th
2001–02 Yale 21–11 11–3 T–1st NIT Second Round
2002–03 Yale 14–13 8–6 4th
2003–04 Yale 12–15 7–7 4th
2004–05 Yale 11–16 7–7 3rd
2005–06 Yale 15–14 7–7 4th
2006–07 Yale 14–13 10–4 2nd
2007–08 Yale 13–15 7–7 4th
2008–09 Yale 13–15 8–6 2nd
2009–10 Yale 12–19 6–8 4th
2010–11 Yale 15–13 8–6 3rd
2011–12 Yale 19–10 9–5 4th CIT First Round
2012–13 Yale 14–17 8–6 3rd
2013–14 Yale 19–14 9–5 2nd CIT Runner-Up
2014–15 Yale 22–10 11–3 T–1st
2015–16 Yale 23–7 13–1 1st NCAA Second Round
2016–17 Yale 18–11 9–5 3rd
2017–18 Yale 16–15 9–5 3rd
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)
Total: 333–280 (.543)

      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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The divine nature of basketball : my season inside the Ivy League". Austin Public Library. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Cavanaugh, Jack (22 February 2002). "BASKETBALL; An Unlikely Ivy Crown Is Within Yale's Reach". New York Times. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Bulldogs name new coaches". Yale Bulletin & Calendar. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  4. ^ O'Neil, Dana. "Yale earns tourney's first upset following perfect Cinderella script". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  5. ^ "James Jones - Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach - Men's Basketball Coaches". Yale University. Retrieved 2020-12-17.

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