Vikings’ Jones honored

05/18/2014 12:43 AM

05/18/2014 12:49 AM

Spring Valley coach John Jones was recognized as the national boys track and field coach of the year Saturday. Jones, in his 33rd year with the Vikings, was nominated for the National Federation of High Schools’ award after leading the Vikings to the Class 4A title in 2013.

“More than just what it says about me is what it says about our program, because you can’t do this alone,” Jones said. “You’ve got to have great athletes and then great coaches, and I’ve been fortunate to have great coaches, like Rick Crumpler, with me almost the entire time. That combination is really what’s allowed me to build up the kind of record that would put me in the running for this award.”

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