Paul Jones

Inducted: 2018
  • Played basketball at East Carolina University 
  • Became head coach in 1957 at what would become Kinston High School
  • During a near 40-year career, teams won 662 games, making him the state’s all-time leader in coaching wins 
  • Teams won 18 conference championships, two state titles, and four runner-up finishes
  • Three of his players—Cedric Maxwell, Jerry Stackhouse, and Charles Shackleford—eventually competed in the NBA