Coach Ivan Jones is entering his 13th year with The Fairfax Stars Basketball Program. He started his tenure with The Stars as the head coach of the U13-Maroon Boys’ Team & assistant coach of the U12-Black Boys’ Team. Since then he has coached the 14, 15, 16 & 17U boys’ teams along with 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade girls’ team. This year he will be the head coach of the girls 7th grade Black team (Class of 2026). Along with his duties as a head coach, Jones is also the assistant commissioner for girls’ basketball within the Fairfax Stars Program.
Coach Jones is a former assistant Intermediate school, JV and Varsity boys’ basketball coach at The Potomac School in McLean, VA. He has also served as an assistant intermediate school football and lacrosse coach at Potomac. Jones is currently in his 5th year as an assistant girls’ varsity basketball coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA. Coach Jones is USA Basketball Gold licensed coach and has been for well over a decade.
Jones believes in “Hard Work & Dedication to Your Craft” and implements this motto into his coaching regiment. He feels that if you are not giving 110% of yourself in everything that you do there’s no need to do anything at all. For Jones it’s all about teaching life skills and lessons through the sport of basketball. He is a strong believer in making sure that his players are taught the fundamentals and proper mechanics of the game.
Jones has put together a very aggressive tournament/showcase play schedule for this year’s 7th grade team, where the student athletes will be able to compete at the highest level amongst the top competitors and teams across the country.
Contact information for Coach Jones is below:
Coachjones357@gmail.com and/or Fairfaxstars2026@gmail.com
PROPOSED TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE