His younger brother, Corby, was Missouri's quarterback on the Tigers team that defeated WVU in the 1998 Insight.com Bowl.
"In his brief time with West Virginia University, he brought passion and professionalism to his position as the head of academic support for all of our WVU student-athletes," Luck said. "He was a beloved figure among the coaches, fellow administrators and student-athletes. He will be greatly missed."
He was a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics and the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics APR Consultants.
Jones graduated in 1995 with a degree in sociology from Dartmouth, where he won four letters with the baseball team. He then studied journalism and focused on advertising as a graduate student at Missouri and earned his master's degree in 1998.
"Curtis was an incredible person both professionally and personally," said Associate Athletic Director for Governance and Compliance Keli Cunningham.
"The positive impact he made on our program would be completely underestimated if I tried to explain it in words. He will be deeply missed, and I am so grateful for the time we shared with him."
Jones is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen, who is WVU's director of sports administration. He also leaves behind his mother, Gwen, his sister, Kirra, as well as Corby.
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