WF coach charged with assault in connection to death


A college basketball coach is charged with assault after police say he punched a Florida tourist who fell and hit his head in Queens.

Jamill Jones, 35, of Kernersville, was charged with assault after turning himself in to police, officials said. Szabo apparently knocked on Jones' window and police say Jones got out of the vehicle and punched Szabo. According to reports, he had left his brother's hotel room, possibly in a state of intoxication, and was banging on cars in search of an Uber ride he had ordered.

Jones coached at FGCU from 2013-2015.

Wake Forest said they would comment once they gathered more information, reports the Post.

He died in an area hospital on Tuesday. The head of the victim, Sandor Szabo, "hit the pavement when he fell back and he lost consciousness", NY police said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.

The assistant coach allegedly punched Sabor Szabo in the face at 1:15 a.m. ET on Sunday morning after a confrontation. He was arraigned today on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance after entering his plea.

"This was a tragic accident, and Mr. Jones and his family send their deepest condolences and their thoughts and prayers to the Szabo family", Massena said.

On Friday, Wake Forest announced that Jones was on leave by athletic director Ron Wellman.

"Sandor was a super outgoing, friendly, and incredibly smart businessman", his employer said.

"He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring", the post read. He was placed on life support and later died.

"His handsome spirit and his love of life will remain with us", the company said in the Facebook post.

That suspect is Jamill Jones, a basketball coach based in North Carolina.