Elizabeth City State University has tapped a member of a Super Bowl-winning team to be the Vikings’ next head football coach.
Anthony Jones, a member of the 1987 championship Washington Redskins, will join the Viking football program this spring.
Jones replaces Earnest Wilson, who was fired about two weeks ago. Wilson posted a 9-11 overall record and a 6-8 mark in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association games over two seasons at ECSU.
In addition to his duties as ECSU’s new head football coach, Jones will also serve as an academic adviser within the Academic Affairs department.
ECSU officials did not immediately have terms of his contract, including his compensation, available Monday afternoon.
Jones has not coached since 2016. According to an ECSU spokesman, Jones has been enrolled in graduate school at the University of West Alabama, where he is expected to complete a master’s of education degree in student affairs this spring.
According to ECSU’s press release, the Baltimore native was assistant football coach for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff from 2014 to 2016 and before that garnered a .592 winning percentage in 11 seasons as head coach at Alabama A&M University. Read Full from Daily Advance