For the Dallas Cowboys owner, see Jerry Jones.
Jerry Jones
Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1895-10-09)October 9, 1895
Clyde, Kansas
DiedJune 2, 1938(1938-06-02) (aged 42)
Rochester, Minnesota
Head coaching record
Overall9–5 (college baseball)

Jerald Joseph Jones (October 9, 1895 – June 2, 1938) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He played professional football in the first years of the National Football League (NFL), from 1920 to 1924, with the Decatur/Chicago Staleys—now known as the Chicago Bears, the Rock Island Independents, the Toledo Maroons and the Cleveland Bulldogs. Prior to his professional career, Jones played at college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was also a member of the Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets football team in 1918.

Jone served as line coach for the football team at the University of Missouri in 1921 and was the school's head baseball coach the following spring.[1] In 1926, he worked at the line coach at St. Xavier College—now known as Xavier University—in Cincinnati.[2] In 1932, Jones was named the head football, basketball, and track coach at Columbia College—now known as Loras College—in Dubuque, Iowa.[3] He died on June 2, 1938 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.[4]

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