Columbia’s Jones named BC associate

Columbia coach Joe Jones is leaving to become the associate head

coach at Boston College.

“I am truly grateful for my time here at Columbia,”

Jones said in a statement. “I loved it here.”

Jones, previously an assistant at Villanova, has an 86-108

mark in seven seasons at Columbia.

He took over a program that was 2-25 overall and 0-14 in the

Ivy League.

Jones joins Steve Donahue’s staff at BC that also

includes Penn assistant John Gallagher and Nat Graham, who came

with Donahue from Cornell.