Marvin Jones is one of the finest linebackers in the history of college football. A stunning combination of speed, strength, and instinct, Marvin was such an intense competitor that opposing offenses all but conceded running in his direction. Marvin became the first Florida State University player to capture two national awards in the same year when he earned both the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker and the Lombardi Award as the nation’s top linemen and went on to become a 3-time all American and Finished as a Heisman Finalist while leading his team to an amazing
record of 32-5.
Marvin was a first-round draft choice in the NFL, it was the highest an FSU player had ever been selected in the NFL draft. He played 11 seasons with the New York Jets and started all 80 games of his last five seasons. Marvin ranks third in Jets’ history with 1,200 tackles (811 solo), notching eight 100-plus tackle seasons. For all his contributions on the field, Marvin was recognized with several MVP awards and honored as team Captain and selected as a 1st team All-Pro in 2000.
Most recently Marvin was inducted into the F.S.U Hall of Fame & Had is #55 Jersey retired in 2016, selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team and the NFL presented Marvin with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is unique among NFL honors. It is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service activities as well as his excellence on the field
2019 – Served as the Def Coordinator/ Interim Head Coach Omaha Beef. which his defense finished 2nd in the league in fewest points allowed on the season. Then later in the season became interim Head Coach where he lead the Omaha Beef into Playoffs by beating Sioux City Bandits to face off against Salina Liberty for the Northern Division Championship in which the beef fell short 44-42. A stellar defense in which Taylor Hawkins (CB) of Omaha Beef signed a contract with BC Lions of the CFL. Omaha Beef finished the season 8-5 and 2nd in the division.
2019 – Currently Serves as Def Coordinator of the Spiral Tropic Bowl in Daytona Florida, Which showcases college athletes through an all-star game which features them in front NFL, CFL Professional teams
2018 – Served as Dir of Football Operations/Head Coach/Def Coordinator Cedar Rapids Titans of the (IFL) in which his defense finished 1st in the IFL in passing yardage allowed. A defense that saw Rookie of the year (DE)Ricardo Bell & (DE)Timothy Hamilton sign with the BC Lions of the CFL. A High powered offense which saw (C) Andrew Erbes sign a contract with Montreal Alouettes and Current XFL Draftee Randall Harris lead the way
2017 – Served as Def Coordinator/ Interim HC of Colorado Crush. (IFL)
2016 – Served as Coaching Intern Outside Linebackers (New York Jets) Served under the coaching staff of Todd Bowles current Tampa Bay Bucs (Def Coordinator).
2015 – Served as Def Coordinator of the Hudson Valley Fort (FXFL)
2014- Served as LB Coach of the Brooklyn Bolts (FXFL) led the league in all defensive categories and Finished as league Champions. A defense that saw current players like Safety Jordan Dangerfield ( Pittsburgh Steelers) and (CB) Kevin Fogg of the Toronto Argonauts excel.