Laker Athletics is pleased to officially announce Chris Jones as its new Men's Basketball Coach. After the due dilligence of the search commitee and numerous interviews we felt Mr. Jones would be the best coach to lead our Men's Basketball program said AD Lanier. Having been a part of the Men's Basketball program the past 2 years along with the relationships built with area coaches and the strong background recruiting in the State of Ohio we felt would pay huge dividends to the university as well as the program itself!
Coach Jones is a native of Cleveland Ohio and was a Basketball standout at John Hay High School. He went on to further his education at Thiel University to pursue his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He then enlisted in the US Army. During his tour he played for the DJK Sports Association in Wurzburg Germany for two years and also played for the All-Army team. Coach Jones returned to his native Cleveland Ohio after the service and played for the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball. He was the Head Coach of the Cleveland Pro-Am at Cleveland State University. He then Coached with nationally known Bob Nance at the Bob Nance Basketball Academy producing many current collegiate and NBA stars.
Chris currently lives in Englewood, Ohio with his wife Roslyn.