May 17, 2012
ATHENS --- Daryl Jones, veteran high school coach and athletic director with 17 years in the state of Georgia system, has been named Director Of On-Campus Recruiting according to an announcement Thursday by UGA head football coach Mark Richt.
"We're extremely fortunate to have Daryl joining our staff," said Richt. "He's a veteran high school coach and administrator who has a complete understanding of the recruiting process along with the relationships between the university and the high schools. He'll be a great addition to our staff in the areas of high school relations and directing our on-campus recruiting efforts."
A native of Ocala, Fla., Jones played wide receiver and was a decathlete at Long Island University C. W. Post where he earned his bachelors degree in political science and education. From 1990 to 1995, he served as a volunteer assistant coach at Hofstra and Duke, followed by the University of Maryland where he was a graduate assistant coach and earned his masters degree in educational administration.
He spent the next 17 years in the state of Georgia coaching system beginning as an assistant high school football coach at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Ga. He later served as head football coach and athletic director at Griffin High School, Wayne County High School and North Oconee High School. Jones also served as assistant football coach and student support coordinator at Oconee County High School and assistant coach at Grayson High School.
Jones was named Georgia High School Athletic Director of the Year in 2005 and was the Under Armour manager of football camps, combines and the 7on7 projects, during which he was a two-time assistant coach of the Under Armour All-America Game.
He is married to the former Donna Cosker and they have three children: Marlee Shea, Ansley Noel and Zachary Kenneth.