Wildcats football coach William Jones resigns after three seasons at PRCC

Wildcats football coach William Jones resigns after three seasons at PRCC

POPLARVILLE, MS (WLOX) - William Jones compiled an 11-16 record in three season as head coach at Pearl River Community College and today the school announced that Jones has resigned.

His 2015 Wildcats posted a 2-7 record this past season and were 0-4 at home.  PRCC did upset then-No. 1 ranked Co-Lin 1709 on October 3.

PRCC President William Lewis said, "Coach William Jones is a dedicated football coach who, in the past, has enjoyed tremendous success.  He has consistently displayed a passion for the lifelong success of his players.  He is a good man and we wish him every success in the future."
Jones has been coaching football for 15 years and spent 10 of those with PRCC.  From 2001-2007 he served as the Wildcats defensive coordinator, six under former head coach Tim Hatten.

During those six seasons under Hatten, Pearl River Community College rang up a 60-12 record, captured four consecutive MACJC state championships and won the 2004 NJCAA national title.

In 2008 he left PRCC to become defensive coordinator and associate head coach at East Mississippi.  During his five seasons at East Mississippi, the Lions posted a 44-10 record and won the 2011 national championship.

The search for a new head coach is already underway according to PRCC President William Lewis.

"We will move carefully to identify a quality professional person as our next head football coach, "stated Lewis.

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