(WAVY) — For the past 8 years, Joe Jones has built King’s Fork High School in Suffolk into a playoff contender. Now Jones is embarking on a new opportunity. He’s replacing Chris Scott as head coach at Ocean Lakes in Virginia Beach.
Jones takes over a program that has lost three games in four years and won a state championship two years ago.
“Not much room for error,” Jones said. “Us coaches, we love challenges.”
To help maintain continuity, assistant coach Chris Ramey will stay at Ocean Lakes to coach the defense which will be led by four-star recruit Eric Crosby.
Coach Jones’ past success has centered on an aggressive running attack. But with sophomore quarterback Tyler DeSue expected to be back to run the Ocean Lakes offense, Jones will play to his strengths and hopefully won’t miss a beat.
“It’s about sustaining and building a tradition that they already had with Jim Prince and Chris Scott,” Jones said. “There’s some athletes there. If it’s throwing or running or whatever we have to do be successful to put the ball in the end zone that’s what we are going to do.”