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Chandi Jones joins Houston Cougars coaching staff

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POSTED: September 16, 2011 -- 5:42 p.m. CDT

Todd Buchanan, head coach of the UH Houston Cougars women's basketball team, announced former All-American and top-10 WNBA Draft selection, Chandi Jones, has returned to the University of Houston to serve as video coordinator.

"My short-and long-term vision has been to have former players come back to the staff and reunite as part of our basketball family," Buchanan said. "For this to come full circle in such a short amount of time, it's remarkable. The word exciting doesn't do full justice to how I feel about having Chandi back at the University of Houston."

Jones, who played at Houston from 2000-04, is heralded as one of the greatest basketball players ever, male or female, to attend the University of Houston. Jones will reunite with Buchanan, who served as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator during her four years with the Cougars.

The Conference USA Female Athlete of the Decade is the all-time Houston and C-USA leading scorer with 2,692 points, which ranks 21st nationally, while placing 14th all-time in the NCAA with a career 23.6 points per game.

As video coordinator, Jones will handle preparation for practices, scouting reports, game editing for scouting and postgame editing. Jones will also be responsible for building relationships with high school coaches and serve as an assistant camp director as well as direct and coordinate the staff's coaches' clinic.

"This is a great opportunity to come back to the University of Houston," Jones said. "I have so much pride in this school, and I took pride in representing it when I played. I'm grateful to be able to contribute to getting the program back to where it belongs."

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