Valiant Jones joins the Nyack College men's basketball team as head coach for the 2018-19 season.
Valiant served as a men's assistant basketball coach for four seasons at Nyack College, his alma mater. He assisted in every phase of the program including recruiting, opponent scouting and defensive coordinator. Valiant was a two year stand out in his playing career at Nyack College. He was named to the All-CACC Conference Team in 2008-09. He also led them to the NCCAA 2010 National Championship game where he was named First Team All-Tournament.
Most recently, Valiant served as the head women's basketball coach at Nanuet High School from 2014-18. In all four seasons at Nanuet High School, Jones led the team to a Section One Playoff and quickly changed the dynamic of the program. In just his second year he managed to coach Nanuet to a .500 record. Jones was named League Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 season, as he rallied off two impressive playoff wins against Saunders and the #4 seed Tappan Zee High School.
Coach Jones states, "With the continuous support of the Nyack staff, players and my family, I am confident in our ability to drive the program forward. It has always been a dream of mine to come back to where it all started and to continue to build up the Nyack program. I would like to thank President Scales and Director of Athletics Keith Davie for this amazing opportunity."