Mike Jones

Mike Jones (born April 29, 1965)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UNC Greensboro Spartans
Current conference: Southern Conference (SoCon)
Radford record: 174-150 (.537)
UNC Greensboro record: 17-15 (.531)
Overall record: 191-165 (.537)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present UNC Greensboro
2011-2021 Radford
2009-2011 VCU (asst)
2003-2009 Georgia (asst)
2002-2003 West Virginia (asst)
2000-2002 Richmond (asst)
1997-2000 Furman (asst)
1994-1997 Howard (asst)

Mike Jones Facts

  • Michael Ray Jones
  • Born April 29, 1965
  • Hometown: Silver Springs, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: Howard University (BS, 1990)
  • Father is Jimmy Jones, a 6x ABA All-Star and former Grambling State star
  • Played four seasons at Howard under longtime head coach A. B. Williamson
  • First coaching job was at Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC, where he worked for four years
  • Spent the next seventeen seasons as a Division I assistant coach, spending time under head coaches Mike McLeese (Howard), Larry Davis (Furman), John Beilein (Richmond and WVU), Dennis Felton (Georgia) and Shaka Smart (VCU)
  • Hired in June 2011 as the head coach at Radford, his first college head coaching position
    • Led the Highlanders to back-to-back CBI appearances in 2014-2015
    • Earned a share of the Big South title in 2019 and 2020; won the Big South Tournament in 2018 and earned COY honors
    • Went 174-150 overall in ten seasons at the helm, 81-47 over the last four seasons (2017-21)
  • In April 2021, Jones was hired as the head coach at UNC Greensboro in the SoCon
  • Along with his wife, Dr. Sharon Blackwell Jones, has two sons

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