Jones spent last season at Wichita State. The previous year, he worked as a scout for the Los Angeles Clippers.
From 2010-16, Jones was the head coach at Central Florida, compiling a record of 100-88 in six seasons. Central Florida fired Jones in March 2016 after a third-straight 18-loss season.
Prior to coaching at Central Florida, Jones spent three seasons as the head coach at Marshall. He was 55-41.
Jones is a native of Point Pleasant, W.Va. He played basketball at Pikeville College in Kentucky and was inducted into the Pikeville Hall of Fame in 2004. He finished second in the NAIA in assists as a senior with 10.7 per game.
Jones started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Pikeville for two seasons and then spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Marshall (1990-96).