Norfolk State

Robert Jones wins another big coaching award

The Norfolk State coach wins the Skip Prosser award

Courtesy: MEAC Sports

NORFOLK, Va. – CollegeInsider announced on Friday its recipients for several national coaching awards, and Norfolk State head men’s basketball coach Robert Jones beat out 24 other finalists to take home one of those honors; the organization announced that Jones has been named the winner of the 2019 Skip Prosser Award.

The award is named for former Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser, who died suddenly in 2007. It is presented annually to a Division I coach who not only achieves success on the court, but also displays moral integrity off of it.

It marks Jones’ third award this year, along with the MEAC Coach of the Year and the NABC District 15 Coach of the Year awards. This year marked the first time he was nominated for the Skip Prosser Award.



Jones was also a finalist for the Hugh Durham and Ben Jobe awards this year, presented by CollegeInsider. It marked his fourth nomination for the Ben Jobe Award, presented annually to the top minority coach in D-I basketball. It was his first nomination for the Hugh Durham Award, presented to the top mid-major coach in D-I.

The Spartans finished 22-14 overall this year, capturing the MEAC regular-season title at 14-2. They advanced to the second round of the NIT after upsetting No. 1 seed Alabama in the first round.


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