FORT WAYNE – Greg Jones, the high school sports editor for The Journal Gazette, has been awarded the Virgil Sweet Award for District 1 by the the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
The award, named for the longtime executive director of the organization, goes to those who have provided meritorious service in promoting basketball in the state of Indiana.
Jones is the first person from The Journal Gazette to receive the award, first given in 1982.
He joined the paper in 1998 after working at the Warsaw Times-Union. A year later, he was promoted to high school sports editor.
Jones and his wife, Michelle, have two children, Emma, 11, and Riley, 9.
In addition to his reporting duties, Jones oversees and emcees The Journal Gazette’s twice-a-year athletic programs, which are sponsored by SportsONE Ortho Northeast and The Journal Gazette, and helps direct the annual Nancy Rehm/Border Wars Classic basketball games between Indiana and Ohio high school players, which is sponsored by McDonald’s and The Journal Gazette.
The Sweet Award will be given in Indianapolis today.