One of the most respected teachers in the collegiate ranks, Jeff Jones has coached his teams to 14 postseason appearances, including a 1995 NCAA Elite 8, a 1993 NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, an NIT championship in 1992 and a NIT semifinal birth in 2015.
He has developed 54 players who have played or are still playing professionally, including six in the NBA (John Crotty, Cory Alexander, Jamal Robinson, Bryant Stith, Junior Burrough and Courtney Alexander). Eight of his former assistant coaches went on to become head coaches. Additionally, three of Jones' players have played in the NFL.
In 2018-19, his sixth at ODU, Coach Jones was named the Conference USA Coach of the Year after the Monarchs claimed the C-USA regular season title, as well as the Conference USA Tournament crown, punching Old Dominion’s first ticket to the NCAA Tournament since 2011.
In the past five seasons, Jones has compiled a 122-49 overall record, which marks the 20th most wins in Division I during that period and most within the C-USA. In conference play over the past five seasons, Jones’ Monarchs are 65-25, which ranks first in the league. ODU’s B.J. Stith was named the Conference USA Player of the Year in 2018-19.
The 2017-18 season, Jones’ fifth at Old Dominion, was another excellent year for the Monarchs. ODU’s 25-7 overall record and second place finish (15-3) in Conference USA was the third time in the last four years with 25 or more victories. Ahmad Caver was named to the All-Conference USA First Team and All-Defensive Team. B.J. Stith was named to the All-League Third Team.