USU Men’s Basketball Assistant Chris Jones Returning to Alma Mater
Aug. 19, 2016

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State assistant coach Chris Jones will be named the Director of Basketball Operations at Utah, returning to his alma mater after eight years with the Aggies.

“This move is a move that Chris and his family felt like they needed to make for a variety of family reasons. We wish him the very best,” Utah State head men’s basketball coach Tim Duryea said. “Chris and I have experienced a lot of great moments coaching together for eight years and I will always appreciate and value his basketball knowledge, work ethic, loyalty, and friendship. He has been an integral part of the success we have had at Utah State.”

During his tenure at Utah State, Jones helped the Aggies to three conference titles and four postseason appearances, including three NCAA Tournament showings and a trip to the 2011-12 tournament finals. Additionally, Jones helped to mentor Aggie student-athletes to 17 all-conference citations and a pair to conference Player of the Year accolades in Gary Wilkinson (2009) and Tai Wesley (2011).

“Our eight years in Logan have been special. The Cache Valley community, the Utah State community, and all the great people and players that I’ve been fortunate to be around will forever be remembered by our family,” Jones said. “Coach Duryea is a great friend and mentor, he is a great basketball coach and I look forward to watching the Aggies have great success.”

A search for Coach Jones’ replacement has already begun with an announcement expected in the coming weeks.

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