James Jones, the Ivy League Coach of the Year in both 2015 and 2016, is one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history. Jones’ 159 Ivy victories and 288 overall wins are both the third most in league history.
Jones, who just completed his 19th season is Yale, the longest tenured coach in the Ivy League. He is the winningest coach in school history. Jones surpassed Hall of Fame Coach Joe Vancisin, who led Yale to 204 victories, when the Bulldogs beat Holy Cross on Mar. 22, 2014.
In 2015-16, Jones guided the Bulldogs to the most successful season in school history. Yale won 23 games, the most since 1906-07, captured a second straight Ivy League title with a 13-1 record, matching the 1961-62 team for the best in school history, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 54 years where the Bulldogs upset Baylor to earn the first NCAA Tournament victory in Yale history.
JOE JONES – BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Joe Jones just completed his seventh season as head coach of the Terriers. He has a record of 122-102 at BU. During his tenure, he has led BU to six top-four finishes in the conference standings, including a Patriot League regular season title in 2014 and No. 2 finish in both the 2017 PL and 2013 America East schedules.
Prior to Boston University, Jones was the associate head coach at Boston College in 2010-11, head coach at Columbia from 2003-2010, an assistant at both Villanova (1997-2003) and Hofstra (1994-97).