Brian Jones, ex-area coach, dies

Steve Smith
ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/11/22

Brian Jones, a former assistant football coach at Brighton High School and with the Brighton Youth Athletic Football League, died Christmas Eve at his home. He was 46.  Jones coached football for 28 …

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Brian Jones, ex-area coach, dies

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Brian Jones, a former assistant football coach at Brighton High School and with the Brighton Youth Athletic Football League, died Christmas Eve at his home. He was 46. 

Jones coached football for 28 years. He was a physical education instructor and athletic director at Belle Creek Charter School. Jones also coached softball, basketball, track, soccer and volleyball. 

“Yes, he was a good man,” said former BHS football coach Pat Sandoval. “I had his daughter and son in class. He was my O-line (offensive line) coach my first year as head coach (2008). We didn’t stay in touch much after that. We talked a few times at PTC or an athletic event. Sad, sad news.” 

Jones returned to BHS as the junior-varsity offensive line coach from 2016-2017. Jones also coached at Adams City High School, at Jefferson High School and at Standley Lake High School.

Jones enjoyed watching and playing golf, the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Devils. Jones also enjoyed fishing, especially on his grandfather’s boat with his dad and brother on the Sacandaga Reservoir near his home and on Mississippi Lake in Ontario, Canada. 

Jones also loved to cook. 

Jones graduated from Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School and attended Hudson Valley Community College for one year before transferring to State University of New York-Cortland, where he earned a degree in physical education. 

Survivors include his wife, Nicole; his daughter, Kelcey Jones, of Fort Collins; his son, Bryce Jones, of Brighton; a sister, Lisa Jones Wolf (Evan) of Burnt Hills, N.Y.; a brother, Stephen Jones (Christine), of Glenville, N.Y.; in-laws Allen and Louise Henry, of Playysburgh, N.Y..; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  

His uncles, Robert Coager and Mario Ravaioli Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Mario and Helen Ravaioli; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Stella Jones, preceded him in death. 

A memorial service will take place at Belle Creek Charter School later. 

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