Entering her second season as assistant coach at Maryland is former University of Hartford head coach Allison Jones. Before joining the Terps Jones was a draft consultant for the LA Sparks, where she evaluated and rated collegiate players for the WNBA draft. Jones coordinates a national-level recruiting program as well as contributes to overall program responsibilities on and off the court.
Jones began her coaching career at Yale University where she was an assistant coach for three seasons before moving to Columbia University in 1984. Jones then continued her career at Pace University, where she made her head coaching debut. While at Pace, Jones earned an impressive overall record of 74-17 and a conference record of 44-3 while earning Coach of the Year honors twice in the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference and in the Metropolitan Basketball Association. Hartford then became her home for seven seasons. While heading the Hawks’ program she made school history by tallying a Hartford record for most wins, as well as establishing new records for overall season and conference wins.
Throughout her career Jones has dedicated herself to several committees. She has spent time on the WVCA Legislative Committee, the WBCA Division II East Regional Basketball Committee as well as the University of Hartford NCAA Certification Committee. Jones has conducted several youth basketball clinics and been the guest speaker for community service events.
A 1981 graduate of St. John’s University, Jones was named team MVP as a senior when she helped the Express advance to the regional finals.