Jermaine Jones
Jermaine  Jones

Assistant Coach (throws)

Alma Mater:
Anderson University, 1997


Jemaine Jones enters his first year as the throws coach for the Wake Forest track & field team in 2016-17 after being hired following John Hayes' hire. Jones joins the Deacs following one season as an assistant coach at Towson University.

During his one season with the Tigers, Jones developed the women's throwing program and served as a recruiting coordinator. Jones' student-athletes broke two school records while also coaching a javelin thrower to All-Conference honors and the fifth NCAA Preliminary Round qualifier in program history.

Prior to joining the Towson program, Jones managed the men's and women's throwing program at Indiana University for eight seasons, in addition to working as an assistant coach for the cross country program. He served as the recruiting coordinator for all throwing events and coordinated all prospective student-athlete home visits. Jones managed the apparel and equipment budgets for the Hoosiers and assisted in the purchasing, disbursement and return of all equipment and uniforms.

While at Indiana, Jones coached two athletes who competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials for women's shot put, including a finalist, who finished seventh. Jones helped Indiana to achieve success at the Big 10 level, coaching nine Big 10 champions, including the 2010 Big 10 Athlete of the Year in both indoor and outdoor. Jones coached 14 NCAA Championship qualifiers and 13 NCAA All-Americans for throws.

Before joining the staff at Indiana, Jones served as an assistant coach for cross country and track and field at the University of Richmond. He developed a strength and conditioning program and served as the primary contact for recruiting. Jones oversaw scheduling and travel reservations for the Spiders. Jones coached the 2007 Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year, as well as multiple Atlantic-10 champions.

Jones served as the head coach for the cross country and track and field programs at Ball State from 2003-2004. He facilitated the strength and conditioning program for the Cardinals and assisted with recruiting. Jones coordinated team travel and scheduling and served as the academic liaison for both cross country and track and field. Prior to being hired as the head coach, Jones worked as a graduate assistant for two years.

Jones worked as the head cross country and track and field coach at the University of Saint Francis for three years. He assisted with the creation of both programs in 1997. Jones served as the recruiting coordinator and academic liaison. He scheduled all practices and competitions, in addition to writing and implementing all workouts.

A 1997 graduate of Anderson University, Jones earned his bachelor's degree in physical education before receiving his masters of arts in athletic administration from Ball State in 2001. While at Anderson, Jones was a member of the football and track and field teams. A two-year team captain for football, he was named to the Senior All-Star Classic Game. Jones was an all-conference selection and national qualifier for discus. He was an All-American honoree for track and field and was a two-time conference MVP.

Jones is a USTAF Level 2 Certified Track and Field Coach for throws. He was an instructor at the National Throws Coach Camp in 2012 and was a speaker at both the Indiana State Coaches Clinic and National Throws Coaches Clinic. Jones is an eight-time attendee of the USTFCCCA Convention.

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