Jones took over as interim head coach last spring whenever the Spartans lost Anthony Evans. Evans went to Florida International, and Jones stepped up to take charge of the squad.
Results have been positive thus far. Norfolk is 14-11 overall and 8-3 in the MEAC this season, good for a tie for third place headed into their game Saturday at Coppin State. This isn't an amazing result, until you consider that eleven different players have seen game action in at least eleven games this season due to all the team's injury issues.
Perhaps this is a bit premature by the school; next season will be very different considering that this year's team features eight seniors, including six of the players I just mentioned. Perhaps Jones has the chops to hang, but we'll find out for sure once he's fielding a team of largely his own recruits.
For now, his players and others seem pretty psyched about it:
Congrats to my coach @NSUCoachJones getting a job extension.... Well deserved— Anell Alexis (@ReyNelly5) February 19, 2014
Shoutout to @NSUCoachJones on the extension, well deserved— J.Weathers (@JayWeathers21) February 19, 2014
@NSUCoachJones congrats on the extension... Man I knew your time would come.. great things are in store for you like the MEAC championship— kenny worsley (@KennyWorsley) February 19, 2014
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