Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UDC's Jones Joins New Coaching Team at Norfolk State University

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UDC's Jones Joins New Coaching Team at Norfolk State University

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NORFOLK, Va.- Quickly moving to fill the void left after four Norfolk State University coaches were sacked for misusing funds (see Black Issues, Aug. 5, 1999), the institution has announced that it has found replacements for three of them, according to The Washington Post.

Wil Jones, the athletic director and men's basketball coach at the University of the District of Columbia, was hired as Norfolk State's men's basketball coach. He had been at UDC for 20 years, compiling a 234145 record. Jones led the Firebirds to the NCAA Division II national championship in 1983. Last season, his team was 1412.

"I am on an emotional roller coaster," Jones told The Post. "I love UDC. I love the men who play for me. But this is an opportunity I have worked hard for, an opportunity to coach in Division I."

Jones, who was also a former assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Maryland before going to UDC, was given a four-year contract. …

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