Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks Head Softball Coach Roland Rodriguez has named Jordon Jones as the new assistant coach, it was announced Thursday (July 20).
Jones, a native of Sheridan, Ark., spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Central Baptist College (CBC). While there, Jones helped the Mustangs to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Tournament and to a NCCAA Regional Championship. Jones was also a standout catcher for CBC, earning Second Team All-America honors her senior season. Jones finished her collegiate career as a two-time All-Conference and All-Region performer.
"I'm very excited Jordon Jones has joined our program," said Rodriguez. "She is anxious to teach and share what she has learned as both a coach and player. I think one of her strengths is her desire to learn. She wants to take that knowledge and be an effective teacher. She is enthusiastic and excited to be able to be involved with all the different aspects of coaching here. All of that enthusiasm will create an even stronger work ethic."
As a player, she received the NAIA Scholar-Athlete award twice and helped the program to four consecutive National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Tournaments. During that span, the team won a regional and conference championship.
Jones also served as an athletic admissions counselor at CBC.
She earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from CBC in 2015. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in exercise science from the University of Central Arkansas.