After wrapping up a surprising season and a run to the final 4 of the National Invitational Tournament, this week’s HR Sports Star is Old Dominion head basketball coach Jeff Jones.
In just his second season coaching the Monarchs Jones has really turned the program around. Jones inherited a team that won just 5 games 2 years ago. This season the Monarchs finished with a 27-8 record. In his first season at ODU, Jones led the Monarchs to 18 wins, which led the nation for the biggest turnaround in total victories.
Making to the big stage at Madison Square Garden helped elevate the teams national exposure and despite losing to Stanford in the semi-finals, Jones said afterwards he is excited about the direction his program is headed.
For his efforts of leading his team to a very successful season, Jeff Jones is this week’s HR Sports Star.