Jason Jones
Jason Jones

Position:
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks

Alma Mater:
Alabama, 2001


04/13/2013

Mike Marry Wins Chucky Mullins Courage Award

Marry Leads Spring Award Winners

03/26/2013

Tickets On Sale for Chucky Mullins Award Ceremony

Breakfast Set For Saturday Morning Of BancorpSouth Grove Bowl

03/07/2013

Freeze, Jones Pre-Spring Press Conference

Hugh Freeze And New Assistant Jason Jones Met With Media Thursday

03/07/2013

NFL Scouts Attend Ole Miss Pro Day

Current, Former Rebels Perform In Front Of League Reps

Now in his second season as Ole Miss' co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach, Jason Jones boasts an admirable streak of football success.

In his 10 seasons as a college coach, his teams have made a bowl game appearance every year, including the Rebels' 2013 Music City Bowl win.

In his first year with the Ole Miss cornerbacks, Jones helped teach a young and exciting unit that allowed 31 fewer passing yards per game (215.5 ypg) than a year earlier (246.5 ypg). Despite a number of injuries to the team's corners, Jones helped guide Senquez Golson and Mike Hilton to strong seasons and brought along athletic freshman Derrick Jones to make a big impact with his 6-foot-2 frame.

Jones arrived in Oxford after five seasons at Oklahoma State, where his teams amassed a 49-16 record.

In his time in Stillwater, Jones coached three different Cowboy corners to first team All-Big 12 honors and a pair of Thorpe Award semifinalists in Perrish Cox (2009) and Brodrick Brown (2011). Cox was a first team All-American in 2009, as well.

With Jones serving as position coach, Cox led the nation in passes defended per game in 2009 and Brown ranked third in the same category in 2011. As a team, OSU led the nation with 44 turnovers forced in 2011 and was fifth with 34 in 2010.

Jones also helped develop former high school QB Justin Gilbert, who became the eighth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft as a cornerback.

As a unit, the Oklahoma State defense was among the nation's most opportunistic from 2009-12, as the Cowboys forced 130 turnovers to rank second nationally in that span.

Jones came to Stillwater from Tulsa, where he served as cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator in 2007. He helped the Golden Hurricane to a 10-4 record, an appearance in the Conference USA championship game, and a 63-7 win over Bowling Green in the 2008 GMAC Bowl.

Success has followed Jones at each of his coaching stops. In 2006, Jones served as the cornerbacks coach at Rice University, helping the Owls to their first bowl trip in 45 years as the Owls competed in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

In his first stint at Tulsa, Jones coached cornerbacks and helped the Golden Hurricane to a Conference USA championship and an appearence in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. With Jones leading the Tulsa secondary in 2005, the Hurricane defense ranked third nationally in takeaways (36) and interceptions (22) and was 11th nationally in pass efficiency defense and 17th in pass defense. Jones' cornerbacks totaled 13 of those interceptions and had 29 passes defended.

His first coaching job came as a graduate assistant at Alabama, where he helped his alma mater to an appearence in the Music City Bowl.

Born Nov. 13, 1977, Jones is a 2001 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in financial planning. He was a two-year starter at defensive back for the Crimson Tide and was part of three bowl teams, an SEC West championship in 1996 and SEC championship in 1999.

Jones earned a master's degree from Alabama in sports management in 2005. He and his wife Kysha have three children, Andrew, Jace and Jarah.

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