NACOGDOCHES, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) -The Stephen F. Austin Males’s Basketball program is happy to announce the hiring of Kwa Jones because the Director of Basketball Operations.

“Our program continues to enhance with the addition of Nacogdoches native Kwa Jones as our Director of Basketball Operations. So happy that we might carry Kwa again. His skills and experiences working for 2 of the most effective in our sport in former SFA Coach Brad Underwood on the College of Illinois in addition to College of Houston Coach Kelvin Sampson, and most not too long ago this previous 12 months within the NBA working for Alvin Gentry and the Sacramento Kings will solely improve our gamers and workers every day. I’m so excited to see his highly effective impression in Lumberjack Basketball.” mentioned SFA Males’s Basketball Head Coach, Kyle Keller.

Kwa is happy to get began.

“I’m extraordinarily excited to return again to my hometown of Nacogdoches to pursue this new alternative with the Lumberjacks. This sport of basketball I like so dearly has taken me so many locations and for it to return full circle again to the place it began for me, is only a testomony of how mysterious God works. I can’t say that I imagined returning house this early in my profession, however when Coach Keller offered this chance to me it was simply too arduous to not settle for. Not usually on this profession subject do you get to do what you like and be at house on the similar time. I’m very grateful to have and be on this place. My aim is to not solely have a robust impression on this system however in addition to the neighborhood for those who look as much as me. Over the previous 5 years I’ve had the privilege to work with some unimaginable basketball minds. These experiences have helped groom me right into a place the place I may also help share my information to our Lumberjack Basketball program, and assist it proceed to develop and excel to newer heights. Really honored and eternally indebted to Coach Keller to return house to signify the purple and white.” added Jones.

Jones is contemporary off of a one 12 months NBA stint with the Sacramento Kings the place he served underneath Alvin Gentry as a Video Teaching Affiliate. Earlier than his time with the Kings, Jones labored for Brad Underwood on the College of Illinois as a Graduate Assistant for 2 seasons (2019-2021). He earned his Grasp’s there in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. Jones spent the earlier three years as an on-court scholar supervisor for coach Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Cougars (2016-2019). Two of these seasons he was the Head Pupil Supervisor for the crew. He graduated from the College of Houston in 2019 with a Bachelor’s diploma in Sports activities Administration and a minor diploma in Enterprise. He attended Jacksonville (Texas) School for 2 years (2014-2016), working as a basketball supervisor whereas incomes an Affiliate of Science diploma in 2016. A local of Nacogdoches, Jones performed basketball for 4 seasons at Nacogdoches Excessive Faculty.

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