|University official: AU coach Jones gets extension|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 20 August 2008 13:05|
The extension will be announced at a news conference Thursday, according to a university official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had yet to make the formal announcement. Details of the extension were not immediately available.
Jones is 125-113 over eight seasons with the Eagles.
The Eagles went 21-12 last season, winning the Patriot League regular season title and the conference tournament before losing to Tennessee in the first round of the NCAAs. The victory over Colgate in the Patriot League tournament championship game came at American's Bender Arena and sparked joyous celebrations at the campus located in the northwest corner of the nation's capital.
American's only previous NCAA tournament berth came as a Division II school in 1960. The Eagles joined Division I in 1967.
Jones coached at Virginia for eight seasons in the 1990s, leading the Cavaliers to five NCAA berths. He spent two seasons as an assistant at Rhode Island before coming to American in 2000. His overall record as a head coach is 271-217.