Thursday , May , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago State extends head coach Jones

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Chicago State rewarded men’s head basketball
coach Kevin Jones with a three-year contract extension Thursday.

Jones, whose new pact runs through 2010, compiled a 9-19 overall record and a
7-9 mark in the Mid-Continent Conference this past season, his second full
campaign as the Cougars’ head coach. In 2003-04 he guided Chicago State to 12
victories, two more than the program had achieved in the previous three
seasons combined, and a school-best 9-7 mark in Mid-Continent play.

“Coach Jones has helped develop a solid foundation in our men’s basketball
program and we are excited about the direction he has the basketball program
heading,” said CSU athletic director Greg LaFleur. “This extension allows
Coach Jones to continue to build our program into a force in the Mid-Continent

Jones took over the Cougar program on an interim basis for the last 12 games
of the 2002-03 season and has amassed a 21-51 overall record at the school,
including a 12-20 conference mark.

“We have turned the direction of this program around and I’m glad I have been
given some more time to continue and raise the level of this program,” Jones