TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State men’s basketball associate head coach Stan Jones has been named to the Coaching for Literacy Coaches Council. Along with the other eight coaches on the council, including University of Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings and University of Virginia assistant coach Ron Sanchez, Jones will strive to advance literacy efforts in both the community and across the nation. These coaches’ access in their communities as well as their media platforms nationally will assist in their efforts.
The Coaching for Literacy (CFL) organization empowers coaches, their teams and fans to make a more literate America by participating in awareness efforts, volunteer work and fundraising activities. The organization is working to establish itself as America’s leading literacy advocate and hopes that the nine NCAA basketball coaches on the CFL Coaches Council will help them achieve that goal.
“The mission of the Coaching for Literacy is something that is very important to me personally,” said Jones. “I have been fortunate to be a part of the program since it began four years ago and I am honored to have been asked to serve on the coaches council. As a member of the council, I look forward to working with other coaches to increase awareness of childhood literacy not only in the Tallahassee area but nationally.”
The coaches on the council will host CFL’s Fight for Literacy games. The games are meant to empower coaches, teams and fans to join together to increase child reading levels through awareness, volunteering and fundraising efforts. During the last four years, there have been 75 Fight for Literacy Games that have raised over $500,000 toward literacy initiatives throughout the country.
The Seminoles’ will play host to North Carolina on Jan. 3 in their Coaching for Literacy game during the 2017-18 season.
Jones is recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation and has worked tirelessly to help build the Seminoles into a consistent winner. He has been on the bench for two of the Seminoles’ top four winningest seasons in school history including the 2012 ACC Championship and five trips to the NCAA Tournament.
It is Jones’ character that has earned him the position on the CFL Coaches Council. As a coach who commands respect and creates a winning environment, Jones is sure to bring an enthusiastic attitude and appreciation for literacy growth to the CFL organization.