Athletic Committee Ratified Appointment Under Three-Year Contract.

New Haven, Conn., February 2.--The appointment of T. A. D. Jones, Yale 1908, as head coach of the Yale football team, under a three-year contract, was ratified at a special meeting of the Athletic Committee held here tonight. Jones was a star football man while in college, as well as the captain of the baseball team. For the last three years he has been the head coach at Phillips-Exeter Academy, where he has had unusual success in developing material and building up teams. The committee also ratified the appointment of M. F. Sweeney as general athletic adviser at Yale. He was the former holder of the world's championship in the broad-jump, and for the last few years has been the athletic coach at the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa. The following men were appointed to the graduate advisory committee, to have full charge of that sport, and answerable only to the Football Association and the Faculty of the university: D. B. Thorne, Yale 1896, chairman; Walter Camp, Yale 1880; J. R. Kilpatrick, Yale 1911; V. C. McCormick, Yale 1893; and J. R. Swan, Yale 1902.

Yale's first baseball game will be with the Giants.