LSU picks Jones as head coach - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

LSU picks Jones as head coach

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Former LSU basketball player Johnny Jones has been hired by LSU to take over the job vacated by Trent Johnson, multiple sources confirm for WAFB-TV.

The North Texas coach for eleven years ranks second in school history for career victories and led the Mean Green to Sun Belt Tournament Title game appearances four of the last six years, plus a pair of NCAA Tournament bids.

Jones played on LSU's 1981 Final Four team and also served as a longtime assistant to head coach Dale Brown, before taking over a program that had won just 20 games in its four previous seasons combined.

Jones averaged 21 wins per year over the last six seasons, including a school-record 24 victories two years ago. Jones' up-tempo attack made North Texas the Sun Belt's highest scoring offense the last two years. Johnson left LSU a week ago to take the job at TCU.


RELATED STORIES:

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local SportsMore>>

  • Verlander, Altuve help Astros top Yanks to force ALCS Game 7

    Verlander, Altuve help Astros top Yanks to force ALCS Game 7

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:02:42 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-10-21 20:44:24 GMT
    Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the ALCS to a decisive Game 7...More >>
    Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the ALCS to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees.More >>
  • No. 24 LSU vs. Ole Miss: How to watch, listen, stream, follow live updates

    No. 24 LSU vs. Ole Miss: How to watch, listen, stream, follow live updates

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-10-21 16:20:53 GMT

    How to watch, listen, stream, and follow live updates for this week's LSU game.

    More >>

    How to watch, listen, stream, and follow live updates for this week's LSU game.

    More >>
  • LSU at Ole Miss: By the Numbers

    LSU at Ole Miss: By the Numbers

    LSU is looking for its third straight SEC win Saturday against the Ole Miss Rebels.

    More >>

    LSU is looking for its third straight SEC win Saturday against the Ole Miss Rebels.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly