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Long time Old Dominion head coach Jeff Jones retiring after health concerns

Jeff Jones invested 32 seasons and won 560 profession video games as a head coach at Old Dominion, American and Virginia. (Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones is calling it a profession.

Jones, who stepped away several times due to health problems this season, is retiring from the sport after 32 seasons as a head coach, the school revealed on Monday.

A profession to bear in mind

✍ 560 Career Wins (263 at Old Dominion)
✍ 2x Coach of the Year (09′ American, 19′ C-USA)
✍ 8 NCAA Tournament Appearances
✍ Lead 3 Different Programs to NCAA Tournament
✍ Lead Old Dominion to 1st ever Top 25 Ranking in 2015
✍ Retires as 19th … pic.twitter.com/Cj6wTDf4J6

— ODU Men’s Basketball (@ODU_MBB) February 26, 2024

Jones initially experienced a cardiac arrest in December ahead of Old Dominion’s look at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. He then revealed last month that he required to step away for the remainder of the 2023-24 season to go through prostate cancer treatments. The 63-year-old was very first identified with prostate cancer in 2015, and was once again in 2018. Assistant coach Kieran Donohue has actually led the program on an interim basis in Jones’ lack.

Jones initially took control of at Old Dominion in 2013. He’s led the Monarchs for the previous 11 seasons and put together a 203-131 record there. They won both a regular-season and conference-tournament title in 2019, too, which led to their only NCAA competition look under Jones.

Before landing at Old Dominion, Jones invested 13 seasons training at American and another 8 seasons at Virginia. In overall, he’s won 560 video games, 6 regular-season conference titles, reached the NCAA competition 8 times and won the NIT title in 1992.

“I feel exceptionally blessed to have had the chance to coach college basketball for 41 years,” Jones stated in a declaration. “These previous 11 years at Old Dominion University have actually been specifically fulfilling … Basketball has actually offered me a life that went beyond all of my expectations. It is difficult to step far from training, however I will constantly be grateful to individuals along the method who made this profession possible. Thank you to the gamers, the assistants, the administrators, the fans, the households, and the good friends who have actually belonged to this journey– you will belong to my group for life.”

Old Dominion presently holds a 7-22 record this season, which has it in last location in the Sun Belt standings. The Monarchs will liquidate their routine season today versus Appalachian State and Georgia Southern.

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