Days after Hoosick Falls football head coach Ron Jones died last week following a heart attack, programs from around Section II — and beyond — paid tribute to the legendary coach.
On Friday night, teams turned on the lights at their football fields to honor Jones who won 155 games, eight Section II championships and the 2012 Class C state championship during more than two decades leading his alma mater’s program. Jones was 51 years old.
A sampling of the tributes, displayed in tweets, are shown below.
So long, Coach Jones.
Your legacy will always light this field. pic.twitter.com/xfYIW67DkW
— Hoosick Falls CSD (@HoosickFallsCSD) May 2, 2020
— Lansingburgh Knights Football (@LBurghFootball) May 2, 2020
— Coach Bowen (@HorsesFootball1) May 2, 2020
Mechanicville Red Raiders, with the rest of section 2, honoring Coach Ron Jones Tonight. pic.twitter.com/RDcACX9pRr
— Red Raider Football (@MechanicvilleFB) May 2, 2020
RIP Coach Jones❤️? pic.twitter.com/7wYiEQQNkL
— Pat Lilac (@patricklilac) May 2, 2020
Our lights are on to pay respect to @HoosickFallsCSD Coach Ron Jones. Our thoughts and prayers are with The Jones family and the entire Hoosick Falls community! #fridaynightlightsripcoachjones pic.twitter.com/Aan1pDPZGd
— Canjo Athletics (@CanjoAthletics) May 2, 2020
— APHS Football (@APHS_Football) May 2, 2020
The lights at Shen are on in memory of Hoosick Falls Football Coach Ron Jones who passed away suddenly this week. We are proud to join other @Sect2athletics schools in this tribute. Our thoughts are with the Jones family and the @HoosickFallsCSD pic.twitter.com/8c6d5wUmcW
— ShenAthletics (@ShenAthletics) May 2, 2020
Our Friday Night Lights shined extra bright tonight in honor of Coach Ron Jones. Stillwater and all of Section 2 share our love and support for the Hoosick Falls community. #fridaynightlightsripcoachjones pic.twitter.com/HXC1trq7Ep
— Coach Godfrey (@CoachGodfrey) May 2, 2020
— Colonie Football (@Colonie_FB) May 2, 2020
— Broadalbin-Perth Athletics (@BPpatriotsAD) May 2, 2020
Rest In Peace Coach Ron Jones from Hoosick Falls. A great coach, husband,father and friend. Schalmont’s Lights on for you tonight. pic.twitter.com/rS8akrI9Zt
— @coachwhip (@coachwhip16) May 2, 2020
A rainbow over the football field in honor of Hoosick Falls Football Coach Ron Jones who passed away this week. Columbia Blue devils join other @Sect2athletics Schools to honor Coach Jones@HoosickFallsCSD pic.twitter.com/WpZU4pEJpG
— Columbia Athletics (@ColumbiaDevils) May 2, 2020
The Gloversville School District pays tribute to Coach Ron Jones! Friday Night Lights!!! ??? RIP Coach Jones! ???#fridaynightlightsripcoachjones @HoosickFallsCSD @HuskiesGHS @Sect2athletics @NYSPHSAA pic.twitter.com/Aj5nYxTiKA
— The Ville (@GvilleAthletics) May 2, 2020
— BC Eagle Athletics (@BCSDAthletics) May 2, 2020