Larry Jones (American football coach)

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Larry Jones
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Jones (right) in 1972
Biographical details
Born(1933-12-18)December 18, 1933
Pottsville, Arkansas
DiedMay 30, 2013(2013-05-30) (aged 79)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma materLouisiana State University
Playing career
Position(s)Linebacker, center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1958–1961LSU (OL/WR)
1970Tennessee (assistant)
1971–1973Florida State
1974–1976Tennessee (assistant)
1977–1978Kansas (DC/DL)
Head coaching record

Larry Bruce Jones (December 18, 1933 – May 30, 2013) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Florida State University from 1971 to 1973, compiling a record of 15–19. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jones played college football as a linebacker and center at Louisiana State University. He also served as an assistant coach as his alma mater, LSU, and at the University of South Carolina, the United States Military Academy, the University of Tennessee and Kansas University.[1]

He died in the morning of May 30, 2013. He was 79.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Florida State Seminoles (NCAA University Division / Division I independent) (1971–1973)
1971 Florida State 8–4 L Fiesta
1972 Florida State 7–4
1973 Florida State 0–11
Florida State: 15–19
Total: 15–19

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistant coaches under Jones that became college head coaches:


  1. ^ "FSU Football - 1971 Year In Review". Archived from the original on January 24, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2008.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Coley Harvey. "Larry Jones, a former Florida State coach and LSU alum, has died at 79". Retrieved May 31, 2013.

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