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Jones to remain at American through 2013-14 season

Updated: August 21, 2008, 6:52 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- When Jeff Jones was hired by American in 2000, conventional wisdom had him staying at the school for just a few years before moving on to a bigger conference.

Conventional wisdom has proved wrong. Jones, who last season led the Eagles to the NCAA tournament for the first time as a Division I school, has signed a six-year contract extension that will keep him in northwest Washington through the 2013-14 season.

"It was really funny," Jones said Thursday following the school's ...

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