NILES - South Bend Washington head football coach Antwon Jones is the new head football coach at Niles high school.
"I'm looking forward to building a program and winning a lot of games" Jones told WSBT.
Jones was introduced on Thursday, where he had a chance to address his new team for the first time.
Jones comes to Niles following an 11-4 season at Washington, where he took the Panthers to the 4A state title game. Jones' impact with the Washington football program was immediate, and powerful. He inherited a team that went 0-10 in 2007, and immediately turned the program around, going 7-3 in his first season at Washington, and winning 8 games the following year.
"It wwas a hard move", Jones said of his decision to leave Washington. "I love my kids at Washington, but when it came down to it, I had to do what was best for my family."