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American's Jeff Jones named coach at Old Dominion

Thursday - 4/4/2013, 2:09pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- American University basketball coach Jeff Jones has been named head coach at Old Dominion.

Wood Selig, athletic director at Old Dominion, announced the hiring of the former Virginia head coach and player Thursday.

Jones replaces Blaine Taylor, who was fired in February. Taylor's 239 wins in 12 seasons were the most ever at Old Dominion, but the Monarchs were 2-20 when he was fired with eight games remaining this year.

The 52-year-old Jones compiled a 212-182 record in 13 seasons at American. Four of his last six teams won at least 20 games, but the Eagles slipped to 10-20 last season.

Jones previously was 146-104 in eight seasons at Virginia, where he played point guard and served eight years as an assistant under Terry Holland.

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