June Sheldon Jones, III (born February 19, 1953) is an American football coach and former NFL player. He was the head football coach at Southern Methodist University, where he served as head coach from 2008-2014, before resigning on September 8th, 2014. Jones was also the head football coach at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa from 1999 to 2007. Previously, he coached in the National Football League: a three-year tenure as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 1994 to 1996 and a ten-game stint as interim head coach of the San Diego Chargers in 1998. One of Jones's signature games came in the 2012 match-up of SMU vs. Tulane where he lost a double digit lead to hand Tulane their first win in 15 games. Tulane went to finish with a 2-10 season, the second win was against UAB.
By Dean Hanley
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