Former FGCU coach charged for deadly assault in NYC

Jamill Jones right was charged with assault in connection with a deadly attack on tourist Sandor Szabo in New York City

Wake Forest University basketball coach charged in death of NYC tourist

Jamill Jones, an assistant coach for Wake Forest's men's basketball program, has been charged with assault following an incident early Sunday morning, police said Thursday according to Larry Celona of the New York Post.

Jones was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, according to the police report.

A Florida tourist died in NY after he was punched by a man he probably thought was an Uber driver, his family said.

Szabo, also 35, was taken off life support Tuesday.


According to NBC New York, Szabo had knocked on Jones' auto window, mistaking the vehicle for his Uber ride.

Security camera video shows Jones then leaving the area in a white SUV, police said.

Jones just completed his second season as an assistant at Wake Forest.

He now coaches at Wake Forest University. He was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on October 2.


The man fell to the pavement and hit his head.

Wake Forest had no immediate comment, the AP reported.

Jones, a Philadelphia native, joined the Demon Deacons staff in May 2017 after coaching at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast and playing at Arkansas Tech and North Platte Community College in Nebraska. One of its assistants has reportedly been charged in an attack on a NY tourist who later died.

The New York Post reports that Szabo's family said he was in town for his stepsister's wedding when he left his brother's LIC hotel shortly after 1 a.m.to find a cab he'd ordered.


His employers described him on Facebook as "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman". "We are going to miss him dearly".

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