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Born as Lyle Allen Jones, Jr. on the 17th January 1968, in Saugatuck, Michigan USA, Butch is a football coach, currently working as the head coach of the University of Tennessee. Jones has also spent some time coaching at Central Michigan, West Virginia and Cincinnati. His career started in 1987.
Have you ever wondered how rich Butch Jones is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jones’ net worth is as high as $15 million, earned through his successful career as a football coach; his current annual salary is $2.9 million.
Butch Jones Net Worth $15 Million
Butch Jones grew up in Michigan and went to the Ferris State University, where he played college football from 1987-1989. In the meantime, Butch worked as an intern for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and after his graduation in 1990, he joined the Rutgers University as a graduate assistant. A couple of years later, Jones became an offensive coordinator at Wilkes University, staying there until 1995 when he returned to his alma mater to work as a running backs coach and offensive coordinator from 1995 to 1997.
In 1998, Jones came to Central Michigan to coach tight ends for a year; then the wide receivers in 1999, and with running backs in 2000. From 2001 to 2003, Butch served as an offensive coordinator, before he returned to his old job as a running backs coach in 2004. Jones left Central Michigan in 2005 to join Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia University, and coach wide receivers there, but only two years later, he went back to CMU to take over the head coaching position.
In his first season as a head coach of CMU, Butch recorded an 8-5 overall record, including a 7-1 record in the conference. While at CMU, Jones broke some records, the most notable were the victories over the Northern Illinois University and Western Michigan. He left CMU with a 27-13 overall record and two Mid-American Conference titles in 2007 and 2009.
Butch Jones replaced Brian Kelly as head coach of the University of Cincinnati in December 2009. He didn’t have the best of the seasons in 2010, an overall record of four wins and eight defeats, but the next season, Jones had a 10-3 record, including the Big East title and a Liberty Bowl win over Vanderbilt. In 2012, Butch posted a 9–3 regular season record, and then he declined offers from Purdue and Colorado to sign a deal with the University of Tennessee. However, he needed to pay $1.4 million to buy out the contact he had at Cincinnati. Clearly his net worth was doing well!
Jones became the 23rd head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers in December 2012. After spending a couple of seasons building the team, in 2015 Butch led the Volunteers to their first bowl game since 2007 (Taxslayer), while in January 2016, he won over the Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl. That season, Jones recorded a 9-4 overall record, including the victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2016 Music City Bowl.
Regarding his personal life, Butch Jones is married to Barbara and has three sons with her. He is a devoted Catholic, a parishioner Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee.