Coach Ron Jones: May 24, 1968 – April 27, 2020

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform the community that beloved Hoosick Falls Elementary Physical Education teacher and Football Coach Ron Jones passed away suddenly on April 27th, 2020. 

We cannot express the level of sorrow this news brings to all of us. As his family works through this tremendous loss, we ask that you please respect their need for privacy at this time.

Update to post with statement from Superintendent of Schools Mr. Dailey:

It is with a very heavy heart we inform the community that beloved Hoosick Falls Teacher and Football Coach Ron Jones passed away suddenly on April 27th, 2020. Ron graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in 1986, attended SUNY Cortland and East Stroudsburg University to complete his teaching degree, and returned to teach Elementary Physical Education at his alma mater in 1996. For the past 24 years, he has taught thousands of children in the Elementary School and worked with hundreds of players as Head Football Coach at Hoosick Falls CSD.

The impact Ron has had on Hoosick Falls CSD will be felt for years to come. He was a mentor, father figure and positive role model for hundreds of students. He understood the importance of his role and respected it. A memorial is being planned by the school district to take place once social distancing restrictions are lifted. If needed, counselors are available through the school for students and staff.

We cannot express the level of sorrow this news brings to all of us. His wife and daughter were his highest priority. As his family works through this tremendous loss, we ask that you please respect their need for privacy at this time.

Remembrances from local media

Ron’s impact extended well beyond the fields and classrooms at Hoosick Falls CSD, and local media have covered his passing, paying tribute to the life and legacy of Coach Jones.

WNYT click here

WTEN click here

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