(Updated August 2016)
With each step he takes, Stan Jones helps guide the Florida State men’s basketball team to sights unseen in the history of the program. Whether he is teaching the game he loves, recruiting the most talented players around the world or mentoring current and past players, Jones is always working to move every aspect of the Florida State program forward and into the future. The results are evident: Florida State is annually among the ACC leaders in wins, in the elevation of college players into the NBA and professional leagues around the world and players who earn their degrees.
Jones has helped the Seminoles compile an impressive list of accomplishments including the 2012 ACC Championship, a school-record four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2009-12), a school-record nine consecutive postseason appearances (2006-14), the first two appearances in the ACC Championship game in school history (2009 and 2012) and more than 100 ACC victories.
As one of the most respected and knowledgeable coaches in all of college basketball, Jones is in his 15th season as the Associate Head Coach at Florida State. The 2016-17 season will mark his 21st season working alongside Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton – 15 at Florida State, five at the University of Miami and one with the Washington Wizards in the NBA. Jones helped direct the Seminoles to their first-ever ACC Championship (2012) and has been on the bench for more wins over the nation’s No. 1 ranked team (three), more wins over nationally ranked teams (32) and more 20-win seasons (eight) than any coach in school history.
Jones is consistently recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation and has worked tirelessly to help build the Seminoles into a consistent winner – into a program that is the third winningest in the ACC in the last 11 years. Jones has been on the bench for two of the Seminoles’ top four winningest seasons in school history and helped lead Florida State to 95 wins from 2009-12 – the winningest four-year period in Florida State history. The Seminoles also set a four-year Florida State record with 43 regular season ACC wins and 48 overall ACC wins.
His drive and determination as both a recruiter and a coach are two of the main reasons why Florida State is the third-winningest program in the ACC since the start of the 2005-06 season.
Jones has systematically helped assemble then expertly coached winning basketball players and teams to heights unmatched in the programs he has worked to build. He helped coach Miami to a regular season championship in the Big East in 2000 only six years after the Hurricanes went winless in Big East play. He helped coach Mississippi State to the SEC Tournament Championship in 2002 – a title that marked only the second tournament championship in school history. At Florida State, Jones helped the Seminoles win the ACC Tournament in 2012. Florida State’s ACC Championship is the most significant championship in Jones’ career considering the Seminoles defeated two of the top four all-time winningest programs (Duke and North Carolina) in the semifinals and championship games of the event.
His coaching philosophies have helped Florida State become one of the nation's top defensive teams and his ability to teach the game of basketball has transformed the Seminoles in to one of the most fundamentally sound teams in the nation.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
FLORIDA STATE AND THE NATIONAL POLLS
FLORIDA STATE VS. RANKED TEAMS
AN IMPACT RECRUITER ACCORDING TO ESPN’S JAY BILAS
HAILED AS A TOP ASSISTANT COACH IN 2014 BY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
ONE OF THE TOP 15 BEST ASSISTANT COACHES IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL
POSTSEASON AND NBA DRAFT
BERNARD JAMES – FROM THE AIR FORCE TO THE NBA
NBA DRAFT CHOICE SOLOMON ALABI
NBA DRAFT PICKS AL THORNTON AND TIM PICKETT
FSU TEAM STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT
SUCCESS AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
IN THE NBA WITH THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS
INCREDIBLE HEAD COACHING SUCCESS
Assistant Coaching Record