During the 2017 fall season, the falcons improved upon their inaugural year with a record of 12-2, winning the regular season Region 8 conference and runners up in the Region 8 conference tournament. Daytona finished the season ranked 7th in the country in the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Poll and ranked as high as 4th in the NJCAA poll during the course of the season. The Falcons scored 62 goals on the season and allowed only 10 goals. Jones’ team received 4 All-Region 8 first team, 3 All-Region 8 second team awards, Region 8 Goalkeeper of the Year, and she was named Region 8 Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. Kaila Armstrong and Kristian Shores were both named to the USC All-South Region team as well as being named All-American second team and All-American honorable mention respectively. Academically, the Falcons finished with a 3.21 GPA and garnered 5 NJCAA All-Academic Awards.
During the 2016 inaugural fall season, the falcons made quite the wave with a record of 11-3, finishing the season ranked in the Top 20 in the United Soccer Coaches (USC) poll and as runners up in the Region 8 conference tournament. Daytona scored 51 goals on the season, while allowing only 7 goals against. Her team received 3 All-Region 8 first team, 3 All-Region 8 second team awards, Region 8 Goalkeeper of the Year, and she was named Region 8 Coach of the Year. Jones also received the USC South Regional Coach of the Year award for her 2016 team’s effort. Two players were named to the NJCAA All-South Region. Academically, the Falcons finished the year with a 3.39 GPA, earning the USC Team Academic and 9 NJCAA All-Academic Awards for GPA’s above 3.6.
Jones joined the Falcons after completing four seasons at the helm of the NCAA DII Florida Southern program in Lakeland, Florida. Over the course of her four-year career at Florida Southern Jones saw both successes on the field and in the classroom. Athletically, her teams consistently played one of the toughest NCAA DII schedules in the country and were ranked as high as No. 22 nationally and No. 3 regionally. During her time at the helm FSC posted a few impressive results against nationally ranked competition including a 2-1 win over the #8 ranked Barry University who would go on to the NCAA Semi-finals. Additionally, the Moccasins tied #13 Tampa University, #22 Lenoir-Rhyne and #1 University of West Florida. Of her 53 games in charge, 25 were against nationally ranked teams or teams that would go on to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Further, her team's performance in the classroom was ranked in the Top 20 for the past three years and received the NCAA Division II Team Academic Award. The 2014 season included finishing fourth in the country with a team cumulative grade point average of 3.57. In her 4 seasons at FSC she had 90 selections to the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in Jones’, including 28 in 2015. Those 28 honorees represented 87 percent of the roster with a 3.20 GPA or better, and eight of them had a perfect 4.00 for the fall semester. Among that number was senior midfielder Jackie Metz, who went on to become just the second Academic All-American in the program’s 17-year history. That group will also allow Florida Southern to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award in 2015, their fourth straight year with that recognition. Jones is a local product having grown up in Central Florida where she attended high school in the Orlando area and played collegiately at NCAA Division I member, Stetson University.
Academically, Jones earned both her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Studies and her Master of Business Administration from Stetson. A four-year starting defender for the Hatters, Jones was a First Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference pick as a senior, an ASC All-Tournament selection as a junior, and four-time member of the All-ASC Academic Team. Over those four years, the Hatters recorded 32 shutouts, and had two seasons with goals against average under 1.00. She was also selected to Stetson’s 20th Anniversary Team in August of 2012, earning her a spot among the all-time greatest players to ever wear a Stetson uniform. Jones also began her coaching career at Stetson University (2007 –11) as an Assistant Coach prior to moving on to Florida Southern before accepting her new position at DSC. She holds a USSF National “B” coaching license as well as her NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Additionally, she also holds strength and conditioning certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.