Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charges in man's death

Annette Crawford
August 10, 2018

A Wake Forest assistant basketball coach has been charged with assault after a deadly attack on a Florida tourist in New York City, the New York Post reported Thursday. Jones, said to have been parked in an SUV that Szabo knocked on, got out and punched him, after which Szabo was taken to a hospital, only to die of his injuries on Tuesday. Szabo, who was intoxicated at the time, hit his head on the pavement after the blow.

The New York Daily News and television station WPIX reported that Jamill Jones, a Wake coach since May 2017, was placed under arrest Thursday in Queens, N.Y., after he surrendered to police with his lawyer by his side.

"We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter". The investigation is ongoing.

Jones is entering his second year on Demon Deacons' coach Danny Manning's staff.


Wake Forest basketball is dealing with a major situation right now. He previously held assistant coaching jobs at the University of Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University and Florida Gulf Coast University. Jones started his coaching career as an assistant coach with the Team Takeover AAU program after graduating from Arkansas Tech in 2008.

Szabo was a marketing executive who lived in Boca Raton.

"His handsome spirit and his love of life will remain with us", the company said in the Facebook post.

"He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring", the company said in a Facebook post. "We are going to miss him dearly".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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