Radford head coach Mike Jones has been hired to be the new head coach at UNC Greensboro, the SoCon school announced on Monday. Jones was 174-150 over ten years with the Highlanders, going 81-47 over the last four seasons with two Big South titles and a NCAA Tournament (2018) on his resume.
“We are excited to welcome Mike Jones and his family to Greensboro,” AD Kim Record said in a statement. “He is a seasoned professional who understands championship culture. Mike brings a winning mindset, a proven track record of success at the highest level in collegiate athletics, which includes a victory in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, he has worked with many of the best basketball coaches the sport has ever seen.”
Jones arrives in Greensboro after ten seasons at Radford and nearly two decades as a D-I assistant before that. A former player at Howard, Jones’ career includes stints coaching under John Beilein (at Richmond and WVU), Dennis Felton (at Georgia) and Shaka Smart (at VCU).
He replaces Wes Miller, who left for Cincinnati last week after a successful ten-year stint with the Spartans. The program is coming off its second NCAA Tournament bid in the last three seasons and won four SoCon titles under Miller.
“This opportunity to coach this program was too much to pass up,” said Jones. “The job done by Wes and his staff, particularly over the past several years was terrific and I am humbled and excited to be able to be in this position. I will work extremely hard to represent the program and the university in a way to make everyone proud to be Spartans. Special thanks to President Hemphill and Robert Lineburg at Radford for their tremendous support during my tenure there. And to the players, parents, fans, alumni, supporters and everyone who loves UNCG, thank you for this opportunity. Now let’s get to it.”
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