Jones to be Inducted into Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame for Co-Lin
Published 12:53 pm Monday, March 27, 2023
Mike Jones (’73) of Madison, Mississippi, will be inducted into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 25 at the Hinds Community College Clyde Muse Center in Pearl.
Jones graduated with an associate degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, where he played baseball and basketball. He continued his education at Mississippi College, where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree. During his time on the Choctaw baseball team, he was named to All Conference.
He returned to Co-Lin as the head basketball coach from 1985 to 1988 before taking the head basketball job at Mississippi College, where he remained for the rest of his career. He held the title of head basketball coach from 1988-2002 and 2006-2008. He also served as athletic director at MC From 2002-2006 and 2008-2021.
Jones guided the Wolves to two National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament appearances and was named MACCC Coach of the Year twice. His record during his time at Co-Lin stands at 112-20. At MC, he had a home winning streak from 1995-1999, won the 1995 Gulf South Conference Champions and had seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
He was a three time American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year and a Five time ASC Champion. He posted an overall record at MC of 342-127. Of all his years coaching, Jones favorite were the two years he was able to coach his grandson, Zach Jones, at MC.
Jones was inducted into the Co-Lin Hall of Fame in 1996, the Mississippi College Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jones and his wife, Jane, have two children, Michael Jones Jr. and Amanda Rae Jones Sisson (Taylor) and six grandchildren, Zach Jones, 23, Ansley Jones, 19, Will Jones, 16, Charlotte Jane Sisson, 10, Rhett Sisson, 7 Ward Sisson, 4.