Tom Jones (coach)
John Tom Jones (December 6, 1923 – July 14, 2014) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Troy State University—now known as Troy University—from 1972 to 1973, compiling a record of 11–7–2. He was also the athletic director at Troy State from 1972 to 1974. Jones was hired at Troy State after coaching the freshman football team at Auburn University for six seasons.
|Born||December 6, 1923|
|Died||July 15, 2014 (aged 90)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1949–1954||Hayneville HS (AL)|
|1955–1965||Robert E. Lee HS (AL)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 GSC (1973)|
|Gulf South Coach of The Year (1973)|
Jones was a native of Tallassee, Alabama. He played high school football for coach J.E. "Hot" O'Brien and was part of the Tallassee Tigers' legendary 57-game unbeaten streak (56 wins, 1 tie).
Head coaching recordEdit
|Troy State Trojans (Gulf South Conference) (1972–1973)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "John Tom "Coach" Jones". White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home & Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
- "Troy State Names Jones As Head Coach". The Gadsden Times. Gadsden, Alabama. February 1, 1972. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Former Troy State University head coach, Auburn assistant coach Tom Jones dies". AL.com. Alabama Media Group. July 16, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2016.