American extends men's hoops coach Jones
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - American University has rewarded men's basketball coach Jeff Jones with a contract extension through the 2015-16 season.
Jones will begin his 12th season as head coach of the Eagles and last year led the squad to a mark of 22-9 -- its third 20-win season in the last four years.
"I'm proud of our program's accomplishments over the last 11 years both on and off the court," Jones said in a statement. "The entire AU community has been extremely supportive and I look forward to the next five years with great anticipation."
Jones led American to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2009, and his 182 wins are the most of any coach in the program's history. He has a record of 182-150 with American.
A member of Virginia's 1981 Final Four team, he became the youngest head coach in the history of the ACC in 1990 when he took over his alma mater at age 29.
Jones led the Cavaliers to a record of 146-104 in eight years, guiding the team to five NCAA Tournament appearances and the 1992 NIT championship.
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