Port Allen’s Derrick Jones named Coach of the Year

Derrick Jones, Coach

Port Allen head basketball coach Derrick Jones has been named the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches’ Coach of the Year in Class 2A. Jones has also earned coach of the year honors at the district level and by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He led the Pelicans through a historical season with 29 wins and beat Rayville to claim the first state championship in school history.  The West Baton Rouge native has been in college coaching for more than a decade and was an outstanding player at Catholic High of Baton Rouge.