HOUSTON— Texas Southern University announced that former LSU coach Johhny Jones has been appointed as the new men’s head basketball coach during a press conference Wednesday.
Jones shared his excitement with his Twitter followers in a post that read, “I’m thrilled to accept the reins today as the new Head Basketball Coach
@TXSOTigers! Excited to lead a program with a solid foundation and great administration. Buckle up Houston and let’s enjoy the ride. #BLESSED #GOTIGERS”
I’m thrilled to accept the reins today as the new Head Basketball Coach @TXSOTigers!
Excited to lead a program with a solid foundation and great administration.
Buckle up Houston and let’s enjoy the ride. #BLESSED#GOTIGERS pic.twitter.com/nvUCPS4lUB
— Johnny Jones (@CoachJohnnyJ12) June 27, 2018
Prior to arriving at Texas Southern Jones served as an associate head coach at the University of Nevada. There he helped guide the program to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Jones arrival at Nevada was following a five-year span at LSU where he served as head coach compiling a 90-72 record.
LSU hired Jones after a successful 11-year stint at North Texas where he took the Mean Green to two NCAA tournaments while compiling a 190-146 overall record.
Welcome to Houston coach Jones!!
Leadership ➡️ 17 years as a college head coach
Proven ➡️ Seven (7) 20+ win seasons
Postseason ➡️ 4 trips to the postseason (3 NCAA, 1 NIT) pic.twitter.com/ruP18TrZsD
— TSU Athletics (@TXSOTigers) June 26, 2018
From our entire basketball family we want to wish @CoachJohnnyJ12 the best of luck! A great coach and a great man. A great friend. Thank you so much for all of your sacrifices this year. pic.twitter.com/LxRumg8IVy
— Eric Musselman (@EricPMusselman) June 25, 2018
— Ben McDonald (@realbenmcdonald) June 27, 2018