David Lee Jones was known as honest and fair when he judged the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Games and during this year’s competition, the first-ever Spirit of the Games Award will be dedicated in memory of the late CommScope employee.

“Many SCTE members and fellow CommScope colleagues knew that David’s passion for learning was cultivated in his willingness to share his knowledge with others,” said Chris Gemme, manager, Global Technical Services, Broadband, CommScope. “David accomplished that by coaching others during the games. He always had a passion for sharing as well as caring. He was a remarkable and devoted teacher.

“On behalf of everyone at CommScope, we are thrilled the award’s first recipient will go to another individual that clearly demonstrates the same passion David exhibited throughout his career as well as his life.”

The Spirit of the Games Award will be given to a participant, staff member or host vendor who embraces and exhibits sportsmanship and the learning environment at this year’s International Cable-Tec Games. The games will be held during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® in Atlanta.

Jones, who was employed at CommScope for 12 years as a senior applications engineer, passed away in January at his home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

“David committed a significant amount of time and effort to the games, judging an average of almost 50 games across the country every year,” said Robin Fenton, director chapter support, SCTE. “Most important to David was his approach to judging. He would grade fairly, but also grade firmly, with the hope that each contestant would learn from the experience, thus becoming a better technician for his or her employer. It is only fitting that this award is dedicated in memory of David.”

In addition to the judging the games, David spoke at many local chapter training presentations. He played a significant role in developing and establishing the Drop Installation Fundamentals course, promoting SCTE certification, membership and participation, and reducing truck rolls for system operators through proper training.

Local Cable-Tec Games are typically held during chapter vendor days or regional cable shows. They provide an arena for contestants to compete in events that measure their technical abilities such as cable splicing and meter reading. Each year, first-place winners of the local competitions are recognized for their achievements as they gather to compete on an international level during Cable-Tec Expo. International Cable-Tec Games feature the year’s local winners competing against each other for the international gold, silver, and bronze awards in several categories including cable splicing, meter reading and cable jeopardy.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2011 will be held November 15-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Cable-Tec Expo is a registered trademark of the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers.

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