Cody Jones Joins Fightin' Gators' Staff
Cody Jones joins FightinGators.com
Cody Jones joins FightinGators.com

Posted Jun 27, 2010


Fightin' Gators is pleased to announce the signing of our newest staff member, Cody Jones. Jones comes to the Scout.com network after spending the last four years doing a great job at GatorCountry.com. His recent graduation and the job he has done thus far in the business has made him a hot commodity in the world of Gators' sports coverage. Jones will be starting with our staff shortly.

A native of Daytona Beach, Cody Jones is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. He has been covering the Florida athletic program for four years. He started by covering Florida recruiting before focusing on the football team in 2008. Jones has covered the Florida baseball team since 2008, as well as spending time covering the basketball and softball teams.

At Fightin' Gators Jones will serve as the site's beat writer for all Gator sports. This will start an effort to step up the coverage of the different sports outside of football and basketball. Of course Cody Jones will be adding to our football and basketball coverage as well.

Jones makes frequent appearances on ESPN Radio in Gainesville and St. Augustine to talk about whichever sport is in season, and has been a fixture in the Gainesville sports scene since shortly after his arrival at the University of Florida four years ago.

“I am particularly excited about the appointment of Cody Jones as the Fightin' Gators beat writer because of our past relationship and working together at GatorCountry.com,” FG recruiting analyst Bob Redman said. “Jones was a fast learner in the recruiting world and is as eager as anyone I have ever worked with in this business.

“His persistence in getting his journalism degree at the school he loves is just a part of what makes Jones a great acquisition for Scout.com and Fightin' Gators. I very much look forward to working with him again.”

Jones is very happy to have the opportunity to help serve our customers and Gators' fanbase here at Fightin' Gators.

“I am excited about the opportunities with Fightin' Gators. I look forward to the continuing coverage of the Gators as I have for the last four years in Gainesville. Whether it is football, basketball, baseball, or any sport, I plan on providing the best coverage possible.

“I also look forward to working again with the Scout.com network. I have been away for a few years, but I couldn't be happier to rejoin a great group. I look forward to working again with friends I have maintained over the years.”

Jones will begin his coverage of Gator sports for Fightin' Gators in the upcoming days.



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