Marshall's Jones headed to UCF
Posted on: March 28, 2010 11:54 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2010 11:55 pm
Marshall's Donnie Jones has agreed in principle to be Central Florida's next coach, CBSSports.com has confirmed.
An official announcement is expected Monday.
Jones is leaving one C-USA program for another, but there's a chance UCF could turn into a Big East job with conference realignment almost certainly on the way. That combined with incredible facilities by C-USA standards, a new deal with Nike and the possibility to get back to the state of Florida -- where Jones was an assistant for both of Billy Donovan's national title teams -- makes the move sensible for Jones, who spent three seasons at Marshall.
UCF fired Kirk Speraw earlier this month.
The Knights finished 15-17 overall this season.