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Seattle University head men’s basketball coach Cameron Dollar has announced that Mike Jones, the director of men’s basketball operations at Seattle University since Dollar took over the program, has been promoted to assistant coach, effective immediately.
For the past six seasons, Jones has been a key part of the Seattle U men’s basketball program. He is an outstanding teacher and mentor.
“Coach Jones will continue to do a great job for Seattle University. His knowledge, passion, and work ethic have served us well. I have always been fortunate to have him be a part of our program,” said Dollar.
Jones joined the Seattle University men’s basketball staff after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director (2006-2009) and head men’s basketball coach (2004-2006) at Pasadena City College. In the 2004-2005 season, Jones directed the PCC men’s basketball team to an exciting run in winning the Santa Ana Holiday Tournament, beating a top-ranked Mt. San Antonio College squad for the tourney title.
Previously, Jones was an assistant men’s basketball coach Pasadena City College in the 2002-2003 season, after serving a similar role from 1994-97. From 1999-2002, Jones worked as an assistant coach for the PCC women’s basketball program. The women’s basketball team won a South Coast Conference title in 1999-2000.
In 1998-99, Jones was a top assistant under Dollar at Southern California College (now Vanguard University). From 1985-89, he served as an assistant coach at Pasadena High School. Early in his coaching career, Jones was on the staff for the 1978-79 and ‘80-81 Los Angeles City champion Manual Arts High basketball teams. Jones was also an assistant basketball coach at Salesian HS in East Los Angeles during the 1979 -80 season.
Jones earned a business degree and two master’s degrees: one in Physical Education and the other in Organizational Management at Azusa Pacific University.
The Seattle University men’s basketball team posted an 18-16 record during the 2014-15 season, advancing to the finals of the WAC Tournament and the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational after victories over Pepperdine and Colorado.
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