Jones resigns as Niles head coach

Published 8:38 am Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Antwon Jones has resigned as the Niles varsity football coach after four seasons according to Vikings’ Athletic Director Jeff Upton.

Antwon Jones

Antwon Jones

Upton made the announcement Monday.

Also on Monday, it was announced that Jones would become the new head coach at South Bend Adams.

“Coach Jones is a good man and I wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Upton said. “Coach brought a wide open spread offense to Niles and has confidence that every play called would work.”

Jones was 13-23 under Jones in four years. The Vikings snapped a string of losing seasons that dated back to 2003 when it went 5-4 last season.

Coming into the 2015 season, expectations were that Niles would build on that momentum, but it failed to, going 2-7.

According to Upton, Niles made a number of improvements to its football program under Jones, including the implementation of Guardian Helmet protectors, which limited the number of concussion for the Vikings’ football program.

Also resigning were Weston Lambert and Ryan Frontczak.

Upton said that Niles is committed to searching for a new leader.

“We look forward to the process of finding a coach to lead our Niles Viking football program,” he said.

Efforts to reach Jones unsuccessful as of press time.