Former ASU basketball coach dies

Former ASU basketball coach passes away

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A former longtime Albany State University (ASU) basketball coach recently passed away.

Oliver Jones, who led the ASU basketball program from 1972-2000, died Tuesday morning, ASU officials said.


Funeral arrangements:

Jones will be laid to rest on Jan. 11 at the Albany State East Campus Gym. Services start at 10 a.m.

The viewing is Jan. 10, from 1-6 p.m. at the Greater Cutliff Grove Baptist Church.


During his coaching tenure, Jones won 6 SIAC championships.

He also led the Rams to a school-record high 415 wins in his 28 seasons on the sidelines.

Jones and his five brothers all played basketball at ASU.

ASU is set to rename the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex to the Jones Brothers Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex in 2020.

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