Old Dominion hires American's Jeff Jones
American's Jeff Jones, once the head coach at Virginia, returns to the state to guide Old Dominion.
On Wednesday, David Teel of the Daily Press (Va.) reported Jones will be the next head coach at Old Dominion.
A source confirmed the news to CBSSports.com.
Jones had a 212-182 record during 13 seasons at American, going to NCAA tournaments as the Patriot League champ in 2008-09. The Eagles were 10-20 this past season but won 42 games the previous two seasons.
Jones played his college ball at Virginia and later coached in Charlottesville from 1990-98, helping guide the Cavaliers to five NCAA tournament appearances.
Other names mentioned for the vacant ODU job included former Georgia coach Dennis Felton, North Carolina assistant Steve Robinson -- and Florida Gulf Coast's Andy Enfield, before he took the job at USC. Interim head coach Jim Corrigan went 3-5 after replacing Taylor, but Teel reported he wasn't among the main candidates for the job.
Taylor went 239-144 during his time at Old Dominion, including four NCAA appearances (2005, 2007, 2010, 2011).
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