Boston University head coach Joe Jones inks multi-year extension
The Terriers lock up their 12-year head coach for at least another few years. PIC: Boston Univ. Athletics
After nearly 200 wins in Boston, the Terriers bring their head coach back for at least another few years.
Joe Jones was signed to a multi-year extension on Wednesday, per the school and per his Twitter account. He was part of a broader announcement of similar deals for BU men's rowing coach Thomas Bohrer & women's rowing coach Madeline Davis Tully.
"These three coaches are great examples of the type of leaders we strive to have in the BU Athletics family," said BU Athletic Director Drew Marrochello. "They are committed to providing a first-class experience for our student-athletes while guiding them to their goals and also caring for their overall well-being. We look forward to their continued success within their programs and we're proud to call them Terriers."
While BU historically had success at the national level throughout the 1950s and 1990s, Jones' arrival in 2011 represented a key time in Terrier history - building on the newfound national prominence that head coach Pat Chambers had gained for them. They won the America East in Chambers' last year in 2011, earning their ticket to a first-round matchup against Kansas in the NCAA Tournament.
Jones oversaw the Terriers' switch to the Patriot League, and led the Terriers to five postseason berths in the process. They competed once in the CBI (last season), once in the NIT, twice in the CIT, and were set to compete in the 2020 NCAA Tournament after winning the Patriot League before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged through the USA. BU won the 2013-14 Patriot League Regular Season title, and Jones' teams have finished in the Top 5 of their in-conference standings 9 of his 11 years at the helm.
The second-winningest coach in BU history is locked up for at least another few years. A winner stays on Comm Ave.