University School of Nashville hires basketball coach out of Memphis

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 3:14pm
Staff reports

Mike Jones, who helped Memphis Central to a runner-up finish in the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament last season, was named boys basketball coach at University School of Nashville, the school announced Tuesday.

Jones was an assistant for the varsity team at Central, which went 20-10 and lost to rival Memphis East in the state championship game. He also was the junior varsity boys coach.

He replaces Adam Sonn, who left following the season to become head coach at Goodpasture.

“We are excited to have Mike Jones join our coaching staff at USN,” athletics director Josh Scouten said. “He will be a great basketball coach and a positive role model for our student-athletes. He has the right vision for our program K-12 and our entire school will benefit from his knowledge and background in education.”

Previously, Jones has taught and coaches at schools in Georgia.

He played college basketball at both Spartanburg Methodist College and Georgia College and State University. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

“It is a privilege to become a part of the USN family,” he said. “While it is my intention to win championships, our main focus is to prepare student-athletes to be innovative leaders in tomorrow’s world.”