Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach
Jones started his fairy tale relationship with Montreal in 2019, as he was named the Head Coach of the team following the team’s training camp. The passion and energy he transmitted to this players were important factors in the Alouettes improbable season which saw the team finish the season with a 10-8 record, en route to a first playoff appearance since 2014.
His protégés demonstrated that there was no quit on Jones’ team, as seven of their wins were comeback victories, each more spectacular than the last one.
On top of his head coaching duties, Jones is entering his third season as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. Last season, he worked with starting quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. to help him reach second place in the CFL with 24 touchdown passes and 13 touchdowns. In his first complete season as a starter, the young quarterback completed 283 of his 431 passes for 3942 yards, adding 394 rushing yards on 82 carries.
Jones began his coaching career in 2009 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he led the quarterbacks in his first two seasons before being promoted to offensive coordinator the following year. In 2012 and 2013, he coached the Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterbacks, helping the team win the Grey Cup in his second season with them. In 2014, he was appointed the BC Lions Offensive Coordinator and held that position until 2017.
Jones, who grew up in Sacramento, CA enjoyed a nine-season career as a CFL quarterback, 11 seasons in the professional ranks, wearing the colours of the BC Lions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In 2001, he earned the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award. He has also played in the Arena Football League and in the World League of American Football (later called NFL Europe).