U8 (3rd) Black
Coach Ivan Jones
Coach Ivan Jones is entering his 9th 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. His U13 Maroon team ranked 17th in the country at the AAU DII National Tournament his first year as a Stars coach. The following year the U12 Black squad where he was an assistant coach ranked 17th in the country at the AAU DI National tournament.
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.
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.