RALSTON, NE – The Omaha Beef professional indoor football team today announced that Marvin Jones will return to Omaha and be head coach for the 2020 season. Jones served as Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head coach in 2019 and finished the season as interim head coach. The Beef finished the 2019 regular season 8-4 and lost the Conference Championship game 44-42 in July.
Jones brings a wealth of professional football experience to the position, as he was the number four overall draft pick of the 1993 NFL draft. Jones was selected by the New York Jets where he would play his entire eleven season career and earn All-Pro honors. Prior to that, Jones attended Florida State for two years where he was a two-time All-American. Jones embarked in coaching with the Jets and since has had stints with the Colorado Crush and Cedar Rapids Titans of the IFL.
“We are thrilled to be able to keep Marvin here as head coach,” said Omaha General Manager Todd Walkenhorst. “Coach is a dedicated professional, who has spent his entire life in football. Beef fans are dedicated and passionate. Marvin shares that dedication and passion which is a great fit for our organization.”
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead the Omaha Beef into season 21,” Head Coach Marvin Jones said. “I believe we started laying the foundation last year to building a top-level program that will be extremely competitive going forward. We want to finally bring that championship to the fans of Omaha.”
“Marvin is a great personality and a great coach that Beef fans are going to love getting to know better,” said Beef Owner Ricky Bertz. “The Beef family is excited to keep coach Jones on board as we continue to build this team and compete for a championship”.
The Beef will begin their 21st season in February. Omaha will host open tryouts on October 26th. Visit BeefFootball.com or the Omaha Beef Facebook page for full details.