Joey Jones Steps Down At South Alabama
At least one more Sun Belt Conference school will be looking for a new head football coach this offseason.
South Alabama head coach Joey Jones announced on Monday that he will step down from his position, following the Jaguars' December 2nd season finale at New Mexico St.
The 55-year old Jones is the only head coach South Alabama has ever known, hired to guide the program back on February 15, 2008.
A former college receiver at Alabama, Jones led the Jags for three seasons as an FCS Independent, including a 10-0 season in 2010, before joining the Sun Belt in 2012, taking the club to bowl games, including the Camelia Bowl in 2014 and the Arizona Bowl last year.
South Alabama is 4-7 this season, following a 52-0 defeat to Georgia Southern last Saturday.
Speaking of Georgia Southern, they relieved former head coach Tyson Summers of his duties last month.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Jones compiled an overall record of 52-49 over nine seasons at South Alabama, including a 29-45 record since 2012, the year the Jags joined the Sun Belt Conference.