Old Dominion head coach Jeff Jones announced Wednesday that he has recently begun receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Jones announced the return of the disease in a release by the university.
“There’s no way I’m going to allow it to change my approach, my commitment. It sure won’t change my desire to win,” Jones said in a statement.
Jones was first diagnosed and treated with prostate cancer in 2015. In the statement, he says that he learned of the relapse in the summer of 2017, and recently begun treatment to slow its growth.
Jones has been the head coach of Old Dominion since 2014. During his tenure, he’s amassed a record of 114-58. The Monarchs are coming off a season in which they went 25-7. Jones has said that the disease and the treatment will not have an effect on his job performance.
“You’re going to get my very, very best every day. I also joked with them a little, and said this doesn’t mean I’m going to be any nicer. I’m still as competitive as ever,” Jones said.