Carroll High School soccer All-American Jon Buschur signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career at the University of Dayton in 2010. Joining Jon on Signing Day were Carroll coach Scott Molfenter (left) and assistant coach Daryl Jones. FILE PHOTO

Carroll boys soccer assistant coach dies

Carroll High School lost a key member of its coaching fraternity when veteran boys soccer assistant Daryl Jones, 61, died last week.

A Dayton Public Schools retiree, Jones opted to remain with the Patriots as head coach Scott Molfenter’s main assistant rather than land a head coaching position elsewhere.

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Carroll has won five boys state soccer championships, including four from 2008-12.

“When I first got here I did want to keep moving on,” Jones told the Dayton Daily News following the Patriots’ state title in 2010. “I landed at such a unique school … where we have good players, good coaches, great parents, great support. There’s no way I’d ever trade what I have at Carroll for money. It’s a great place to be.”

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A viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Dayton. Visitation is at 9 a.m. Thursday and service at 11.

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