Southwest hires Jones as assistant football coach

Published 11:20 am Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SUMMIT – Southwest head football coach Tucker Peavey has announced the hiring of DeMorrius U. Jones as an assistant coach. Jones comes to Southwest following three successful seasons as a defensive assistant at Jackson Prep.

DeMorrius U. Jones

DeMorrius U. Jones

“I’m really excited about this new opportunity ahead of me,” Jones said. “I’m thankful for my three years at Prep, (but) I’m looking forward to a new beginning in my life.”

A native of Laurel, Jones is a graduate of Jones County Junior College and Belhaven University. He played football at JC in 2006-07 and was a member of the 2007 team that played for the state championship.

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He also played football at Belhaven and graduated from the University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration (he is currently working toward a Master’s degree in Sports Science). He played in the 2010 NAIA Senior Bowl Classic and recorded a game-record eight tackles.

While at Belhaven, Jones served as a volunteer assistant linebacker/defensive line coach during spring training prior to his senior season.

After graduation and a year in private business, Jones began his coaching career at Jackson Prep in 2012. During his three seasons with the Patriots, the team compiled an overall 37-4 record while winning three straight AAA South titles as well as three straight overall championships.

Jones and his wife, Dylse, have two sons-DeMorrius “Duece”, Jr. (two years old) and Dawson (10 months old).