Posted December 23, 2013

SMU, coach June Jones agree to 3-year extension

June Jones (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

June Jones is 36-41 in six seasons at SMU, which failed to make a bowl game in 2013. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Southern Methodist head coach June Jones agreed to a three-year extension on Monday that will keep him at the school through the 2017 season.

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue the work we began six years ago. There is no place I’d rather be than here at SMU,” Jones said in a statement released by the school. “I am proud of the progress we have made thus far, but many goals remain unfinished, including restoring SMU football’s championship tradition.”

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Jones, 60, just finished his sixth season with SMU. After four straight bowl appearances, the Mustangs went 5-7 in 2013, failing to become bowl eligible.

Jones is 112-82 in 15 seasons as a college coach, but he is 36-41 at SMU, though that included a 1-11 mark his first season.


JJ is a great coach.  I loved it when he was shafted a UH, the fans almost rioted and got the AD fired.  He was perfect for the only island state.  Aloha brother


Hard to understand, w/ all the D1 talent around the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex, why SMU isn't a better team.  But then again if I were a kid who was one of the top prospects I doubt I'd take my act to the Highland Park area for college.