CUC coach featured on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”
Coach Tyler Jones, 49, head basketball coach of the Concordia University Chicago Cougars, was featured live on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” where he revealed to his team that he is undergoing innovative proton therapy treatment after being diagnosed with prostate cancer last May.
To view the ESPN segment, visit: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6922726&categoryid=3286128
This October, Coach Jones begins his fourth year as head coach at Concordia. Since joining the team, he has led them to their first winning season in 16 years, posting 10 wins in conference play, and leading the team to second in the division and a championship win at the Concordia Invitational Tournament.
Prior to coaching at Concordia-Chicago, Coach Jones served as an assistant coach at DePaul University under Dave Leitao. He also spent five seasons coaching in the Continental Basketball Association, leading the Connecticut Pride to a championship win in 1999, securing a 118-85 record over his tenure and receiving Coach of the Year honors in 1998-99.
Coach Jones is currently undergoing treatment for his prostate cancer at the Central DuPage Hospital Proton Center, A ProCure Center, in Warrenville, Ill. The center is only one of nine places in the country offering proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation treatment for cancer that spares healthy tissue, leading to far fewer short- and long-term treatment side effects. This type of treatment is a major reason why Tyler is unlikely to miss any elements of the upcoming basketball season.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.