James Jones is an NCAA Mens Basketball coach for Yale University. Jones, the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach at Yale, is one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history. Jones, the longest tenured coach in the league, enters the 2020-21 season with 333 career victories, which is the second most in league history, and his 180 Ivy wins are the third most in league history.
Jones, who is in his 22nd season at the helm, has guided the Bulldogs to five Ivy League championships – 2002, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 - three NCAA Tournament berths – 2016, 2019, 2020 - and six postseason appearances. His .612 winning percentage in Ivy games is by far the highest in school history. Jones, the 2019 recipient of the Ben Jobe Award as the top minority coach in Division I men's basketball, has presided over the most successful era in the long history of Yale Basketball.
Over the last six seasons, Yale has a remarkable 63-21 Ivy record. During that stretch, the Bulldogs have won four league titles and earned three NCAA Tournament berths, including notching the first NCAA victory in school history.