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FLORIDA STATE AND NEW YORK JETS LEGEND MARVIN JONES BECOMES COYOTES FIRST-EVER DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

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marvin 300(INDIO) – Legendary New York Jets and Florida State University Hall of Fame linebacker Marvin Jones was promoted today to the first-ever Director of Player Personnel of the four-time champion SoCal Coyotes non-profit sports leadership organization, headquartered in the Coachella Valley.

A Coyotes Advisory Board member, Jones immediately assumes his new role as Director of Player Personnel. He is now charged with player recruitment, evaluation and support to prepare the Coyotes for fall play in the vaunted Southern California Football League, which includes four teams ranked in the national Top 10. Currently Jones is evaluating players from the Coyotes Pac West spring roster, to determine who has earned the opportunity to return in the fall.

Jones coached most recently with the FXFL’s Brooklyn Bolts. He will draw on his relationships with NFL, CFL and national combines to discover and groom regional incoming Coyote talent.

Jones will collaborate directly with Coyotes head coach J David Miller and assistant head coach Shane Helms, VP Football Operations, matching prospects to coaching strategies. In addition, he will assist the coaching staff during August training camp, and manage new player orientation, which includes application and enforcement of the Coyotes strict Code of Conduct.

Jones is well known for his community outreach initiatives, which made him an NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year finalist during his years with the New York Jets. He was inducted into the Florida State University Hall of Fame and selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team.

THE SOCAL COYOTES are a national, faith, family and football organization dedicated to restoring hope in personal lives, families and communities. With priority on faith, fatherhood and family values, the Coyotes have been recognized for “Building Champions by Building Men.”  Visit www.thesocalcoyotes.com and learn why the Coyotes were named ‘America’s #1 Developmental Football Program’ by The Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist, by clicking on ‘What We Do.’

 ON THE FIELD, 70 PLAYERS EACH YEAR earn the distinction of ‘Defending the Shield’ in the uniform of the SoCal Coyotes. Many will earn a shot with NFL, CFL or AFL opportunities, or graduate into business careers. Off the field, more than 30,000 Coachella Valley youth annually participate in Coyote Leadership Training and receive published Coyote Leadership Curriculum.

THE SOCAL COYOTES affect every community they touch. Coyote programs reach thousands of youth through coordinated efforts with numerous local charitable and civic organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs, the YMCA, the Desert Strength Academy, the Boys & Girl Scouts of America, and Rotary International.

To learn more, contact Ron DiGrandi, SVP Business Development, at ron@thesocalcoyotes.com.

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