Jerry Jones
Biographical details
Born(1895-10-09)October 9, 1895
Clyde, Kansas
DiedJune 2, 1938(1938-06-02) (aged 42)
Rochester, Minnesota
Playing career
1915–1916Notre Dame
1917Columbia (IA)
1918Great Lakes Navy
1920–1921Decatur / Chicago Staleys
1922Rock Island Independents
1923Toledo Maroons
1924Cleveland Bulldogs
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1921Missouri (line)
1926St. Xavier (line)
1932–1933Columbia (IA)
1932–1933Columbia (IA)
Head coaching record
Overall5–8–1 (football)
9–5 (baseball)

Jerald Joseph Jones (October 9, 1895 – June 2, 1938) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He played professional football in the first years of the National Football League (NFL), from 1920 to 1924, with the Decatur/Chicago Staleys—now known as the Chicago Bears, the Rock Island Independents, the Toledo Maroons and the Cleveland Bulldogs. Prior to his professional career, Jones played at college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was also a member of the Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets football team in 1918.

Jone served as line coach for the football team at the University of Missouri in 1921 and was the school's head baseball coach the following spring.[1] In 1926, he worked at the line coach at St. Xavier College—now known as Xavier University—in Cincinnati.[2] In 1932, Jones was named the head football, basketball, and track coach at Columbia College—now known as Loras College—in Dubuque, Iowa.[3] He died on June 2, 1938 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.[4]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Columbia Duhawks (Iowa Conference) (1931–1932)
1931 Columbia 4–3–1 3–3 T–7th
1932 Columbia 1–5–1 1–3–1 9th
Columbia: 5–8–1 4–6–1
Total: 5–8–1


  1. ^ "Jerry Jones, Missouri Coach". Fort Scott Tribune. Fort Scott, Kansas. August 23, 1921. p. 5. Retrieved January 28, 2018 – via open access.
  2. ^ "Success Enjoyed at St. Xavier.—Mustakeeers Make Strides in Sports.—Athletic Teams Capture Thirty-Seven of Forty-Nine Competitions For Percentage of .755". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. December 26, 1926. p. 76. Retrieved January 28, 2018 – via open access.
  3. ^ "Jerry Jones Is Named Columbia Coach". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. April 3, 1932. p. 26. Retrieved January 28, 2018 – via open access.
  4. ^ "Jones, Former Coach Is Dead". The Des Moines Register. Des Moines, Iowa. June 4, 1938. p. 8. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via open access.