Coastal football hires former Georgia player, coach Jones

Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia has named Nick Jones assistant coach. Jones will instruct the Chanticleer tight ends and tackles.

“Nick is an enthusiastic up-and-coming coach,” Moglia said. “He comes highly recommended and has proven to have great football IQ. Nick has a great knack for motivating and relating with the student-athletes since he was such a great leader while he played at Georgia. Nick’s energy will be contagious and we are excited to have his influence.”

A four-year letterman for at the University of Georgia (2003-06), Jones was an offensive graduate assistant on the Bulldogs’ staff for the 2010 and ’11 seasons. His first year, Jones was with the UGA coaches in the press box on gamedays, but he was moved to the sidelines in 2011 to better utilize his coaching and motivating skills. This past season, Jones was additionally responsible for preparing the defensive scout team, simulating the upcoming opponent’s defense and helping Georgia win the Southeastern Conference East Division.

Jones was a second team All-SEC selection at center as a senior and was elected as the permanent co-captain of the 2006 squad. Following his senior season he was selected to play in the prestigious Hula Bowl All-Star Game.

A native of Bowdon, Ga., Jones started 32 consecutive games for the Bulldogs and was part of a senior class that compiled a 40-12 four-year record, 3-1 bowl record, played in two SEC championship games and won the 2005 SEC title.

Jones signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 and spent parts of two seasons with the Seahawks, New York Giants and Detroit Lions organizations.

A 2006 graduate in risk management and insurance, Jones was named the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player as a senior and was recipient of the Leon Farmer Strength and Conditioning Award.

Jones is married to the former Katie Hamonds.

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