Carrollwood Day parts ways with football coach Mark Jones

Carrollwood Day athletic director Baker Mabry said the school has decided to part ways with football coach Mark Jones. 

In five seasons, Jones went 15-33 and made the playoffs twice. 

After going 0-9 last season, the Patriots were expected to improve dramatically with the addition of several high-profile transfers who have already committed to major Division I-A programs, such as tight end Michael Trigg (Southern California) and defensive lineman Brandon Cleveland (Miami). 

Carrollwood Day finished the season 5-5 after losing to Northside Christian in the Class 2A region semifinals. During the playoffs, the Patriots had eight players, many of whom were significant starters, quarantining because of coronavirus issues at the school.

Mabry said there is currently no interim coach. The school will start interviewing candidates as early as next week and hope to have a coach in place by January.