Molly Jones '86
Head Women's Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director/Instructor of Health & Fitness
Molly Jones is in her 28th season as a collegiate head coach and in the midst of her 17th on the Panthers' sidelines. Inching toward 400 career victories, she has accumulated a 252-166 record at her alma mater, including a 148-91 (151-91?) record in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference games.
Through the past five seasons, Jones has led Hanover's program to more than 100 victories. Under her guidance, the Panthers have had four consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins (2009-2013), including a school-record 25 wins in 2010-11. Since 2008, Hanover has won more conference games (81) than any other team in the league.
The Panthers have reached the HCAC championship game in six consecutive seasons. Last year's squad finished as the No. 2 seed in conference play with a 14-4 record and fell in the finals of the league tournament.
Jones has coached 22 different all-conference athletes while at Hanover, including two Heartland Conference most valuable players. Last year's squad featured the HCAC freshman of the year, Jessie Davidson.
Jones got her start coaching in 1987 at Marian University and compiled a 134-121 record in 11 seasons with the Knights. As her 28th campaign begins, Jones has compiled a career
record of 386-287.
She and her husband, John, have three children. Kelsey (21), a senior at Hanover, Tyler (18) and Coleman (14).