Tag:Donnie Jones
Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Tommy Amaker decided to remain at Harvard after meeting with Miami officials on Monday, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

FoxSports.com first reported the news.

Miami was willing to offer Amaker a five-year deal worth roughly $1.1 million, according to the Miami Herald. The school's search could now turn a number of different directions. Mike Davis (UAB), Rob Jeter (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Donnie Jones (UCF), Tony Barbee (Auburn) and Billy Kennedy (Murray State) are among the possible candidates. Sources have told CBSSports.com that Frank Martin (Kansas State) would be willing to take the job if Miami committed additional resources to its basketball program, but Miami officials have not pursued the Miami native even though most believe he's the only candidate with the ability to make the Hurricanes nationally relevant immediately.

Miami is trying to replace Frank Haith.

He left earlier this month to take over at Missouri.
Posted on: April 11, 2011 9:45 pm
Edited on: April 11, 2011 9:47 pm
 

Report: Miami targeting Amaker

Miami officials flew to Boston on Monday to meet with Tommy Amaker about the school's men's basketball coaching vacancy, according to the Miami Herald.

The paper reported that Amaker, now the coach at Harvard, "appears" to be Miami's top target.

An offer, if it comes, would be roughly $1.1 million for five years.

Amaker, 45, has made one NCAA tournament in 14 seasons as a head coach at Seton Hall, Michigan and Harvard. Other coaches on Miami's list of potential candidates, according to the Miami Herald, are Mike Davis (UAB), Rob Jeter (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Donnie Jones (UCF), Tony Barbee (Auburn) and Billy Kennedy (Murray State). Sources have told CBSSports.com that Frank Martin (Kansas State) would be willing to take the job if Miami committed additional resources to its basketball program, but Miami officials have not pursued the Miami native even though most believe he's the only candidate with the ability to make the Hurricanes nationally relevant immediately.
Posted on: January 1, 2011 10:44 am
Edited on: January 1, 2011 10:47 am
 

UCF lands first commitment of 2011

UCF's surprisingly great season got even better early Saturday when Michael Chandler, a consensus top 100 prospect from Indianapolis, committed to the Knights, according to multiple media reports.

The development was first reported by ESPN.com recruiting analyst Dave Telep.

"What sold me was coach [Donnie] Jones," Chandler told Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. "I've built a great relationship with him and with the teammates, and my mom has built a great relationship with coach Jones also."

Rivals.com ranks Chandler 47th in the Class of 2011.

Scout.com has him ranked No. 84.

UCF is actually the third school to which Chandler has committed, joining Louisville and Xavier on the list of programs that have received a verbal from the 6-foot-10 center. So a little skepticism about whether he ever enrolls is probably fair. But, for what it's worth, Chandler swore this is his final decision.

"I know I have said this before, but I will sign with UCF," Chandler told Daniels. "This is by far the best decision for me."

UCF is 13-0 and ranked 19th nationally.

The Knights open C-USA play on Wednesday against Marshall.

Posted on: March 28, 2010 11:54 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2010 11:55 pm
 

Marshall's Jones headed to UCF


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.
 
 
 
 
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