Jones out as Mountaineers defensive coordinator

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Courtesy of App State Athletics

App State defensive coordinator Dale Jones resigned after three years at the position. Jones spent 26 years on the Mountaineers staff.

Ethan Smith, Associate Sports Editor

App State football defensive coordinator Dale Jones has left the program, per Matt Fortuna of The Athletic Nov. 28th. The departure follows the Mountaineers finishing 6-6 on the season and 3-5 in Sun Belt play along with the streak of seven consecutive bowl games ending 

Jones spent 26 years on the Mountaineer staff, acting as defensive coordinator the past three seasons. During this past season, App State allowed 347 yards of offense per game and teams averaged 5.31 yards per play against the Black and Gold. 

Teams converted 42.3% on third down situations, ranking 101 out of 131 teams. Against Sun Belt opponents, App State allowed 33.25 points per game including 51 to rival Georgia Southern in the last game of the season.