Robert Jones

Robert Jones (born June 26, 1979)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Norfolk State Spartans
Current conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
Norfolk State record: 166-126 (.568)
Overall record: 166-126 (.568)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2021, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • CIT Appearances:  4  (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • MEAC Regular Season Champion:  3  (2019, 2021, 2022)
  • MEAC Tournament Champion:  2  (2021, 2022)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-present Norfolk State
2007-2013 Norfolk State (asst)
2003-2004 SUNY New Paltz (asst)
2001-2003 Bard (asst)

Robert Jones Facts

  • Robert Jones
  • Born June 26, 1979
  • Hometown: Queens, New York
  • Alma Mater: State University of New York at New Paltz (BA, 2002)
  • Started his coaching career with stints as an assistant at D-III Bard College under head coaches Gregory Dixon and Chris Wood (one year each)
    • Next spent one year as an assistant at alma mater SUNY New Paltz, working under head coach Doug Pasquerella
  • After one year as an assistant there, Jones spent two seasons as head coach Saint Mary’s HS in Manhasset, NY
    • Went 32-15 overall, advancing to the Nassau-Suffolk Catholic League title game in both seasons
  • Became an assistant at Norfolk State in 2007, spending six seasons on the staff of head coach Anthony Evans
    • Was part of two postseason trips, including the 2012 NCAA and 2013 NIT
    • Named interim head coach in 2013 when Evans left for FIU, elevated to permanent head coach following the season
    • Led the Spartans to four-straight CITs from 2014-17, then went to 2019 NIT by way of a MEAC title
    • Won another MEAC title in 2021 and added a MEAC Tournament crown to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament

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