Perry Jones will coach the running backs at AHS this season
Former Virginia running back Perry Jones has joined the Albemarle High School coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Monday was his first day, and he's already fitting in, as Jones received a sneak-attack, shaving cream pie to the face from one of his fellow assistant coaches during his interview.
Jones was a captain at UVa the last couple years, and says coaching isn't too different from his duties as a Cavalier captain.
He'll be the running backs coach for the Patriots this season, and also call the plays for the JV team.
Jones finished his career ninth all-time on Virginia's All-Purpose Yards list, and says he's looking forward to coaching the Albemarle players this year.
"They had a positive reaction, just having somebody who is close to their age, and played the position, that they can learn from," says Jones. "I definitely had a good time out here today."
Senior running back Dominique Talley says, "Oh man, it's awesome. I watched this guy when he played at UVa, and he's pretty much one of my favorite running backs. I'm pretty happy to have him as a coach. We're all excited, especially all the running backs. We've been waiting on this, to get a great running backs coach here."
Perry Jones will be a teaching assistant at Greer Elementary this year.
"I was thinking about what I wanted to do in the future, and coaching is ultimately what I want to end up doing," says Jones. "While waiting on the NFL, I thought this would be a good place to start."
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