Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame

April 13, 2015 Hall of Fame Working


Information about Nominee:

Name: Mike Jones

301 Deer Run Trail
Totz, KY 40870

Information about Person Making the Nomination:

Name: Eugene Farmer

4000 North U.S. Highway 119
Baxter, KY 40806

Category of Nomination:





Primary KHSAA Basketball Region: 13

Secondary KHSAA Basketball Region: 0


Coached at which High School(s): Cawood, Jackson County, Todd Central, Clay County, Harlan County

Year of Retirement: 2014

Nominee's Accomplishments at the High School Level in Kentucky:

One of the most successful coaches in 13th Region history, Mike Jones posted a 613-255 record in 28 seasons as a boys basketball coach in a career that included stops at Cawood, Jackson County, Todd Central, Harlan, Clay County and Harlan County. After winning 85 games in four years at Cawood, including a regional runner-up finish in 1986 with all-stater Nick Sanford, Jones left for Jackson County and stayed four years. After one season at Todd Central, Jones returned to Harlan County in the fall of 1991 to begin an amazing eight-year run as the Harlan coach. The Green Dragons won 205 games in eight years under Jones, winning 13th Region titles in 1993, 1995 and 1996 and Kentucky All "A" Classic state titles in 1994 and 1995. Jones coached several more all-staters at Harlan, including 1995 Mr. Basketball Charles Thomas. After a six-year stint at Clay County, which included his fourth regional championship in 2001, Jones retired from coaching for three years and returned to Harlan County as an administrator at Cawood High School. Jones was named the first coach at Harlan County High School in the summer of 2008. Jones led the Bears through a gradual rise in the ranks of the 13th Region. The Bears won 19 games in 2010, then 20 in 2011 and 27 in 2012. Harlan County won its second district title in a 25-8 campaign in 2013 and advanced to the 13th Region Tournament finals.

Uploaded Files:

Jones nomination form

Jones support info

Mike Jones nominationNEW

Mike Jones Letter of Recommendation

Uploaded Photos:

Mike Jones

Mike Jones photo 2

Mike Jones photo 3

Electronic Signature: John Henson

Date Submitted: April 4, 2019