Rick Jones (baseball coach)

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Rick Jones
Sport(s) College baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Tulane
Conference C-USA
Biographical details
Born Bennett, North Carolina
Playing career
1972-1973
1974-1975
Sandhills CC
UNC Wilmington
Position(s) Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982-1984
1985-1989
1990-1993
1994 – 2014
Ferrum College
Elon
Georgia Tech (Asst.)
Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall 804-428-2
Tournaments C-USA: 39-23
NCAA: 28-26
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Carolina Conference Regular Season
(1985, 1987, 1989)
Conference USA Regular Season
(1997, 1998, 2001, 2005)
Conference USA Tournament
(1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005)
Awards
Carolina Conference Coach of the Year
(1985, 1987, 1989)
Conference USA Coach of the Year
(1997, 2001, 2005)
Baseball America National Coach of the Year
(2005)

Rick Jones is an American college baseball coach who most recently served as the head coach of the Tulane Green Wave baseball team. He held that position for 21 seasons - from 1994 to 2014.

Jones led the Green Wave to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2001 his team advanced to the College World Series for the first time in school history. In 2005 he again led his team to the CWS, this time as the overall #1 seed in the tournament. Jones' Green Wave teams won four Conference USA regular-season championships (1997, 1998, 2001, 2005) and five Conference USA tournament championships (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005).

Early in his coaching career, Jones coaches at Ferrum College, while it was an NJCAA member, and at Elon College, while it was an NAIA member.

Head coaching records[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tulane Green Wave (Metro Conference) (1994–1995)
1994 Tulane 41-24 10-8 4th NCAA Regional
1995 Tulane 32-26 8-10 5th
Tulane Green Wave (Conference USA) (1996–2014)
1996 Tulane 43-20 18-6 2nd NCAA Regional
1997 Tulane 40-21 19-7 1st C-USA Tournament
1998 Tulane 48-15 22-5 1st NCAA Regional
1999 Tulane 48-17 19-8 2nd NCAA Regional
2000 Tulane 38-22-1 20-6-1 2nd NCAA Regional
2001 Tulane 56-13 21-6 1st College World Series (#5 National Seed)
2002 Tulane 36-27 17-13 5th NCAA Regional
2003 Tulane 44-19 20-10 3rd NCAA Regional
2004 Tulane 41-21 21-9 t-2nd NCAA Super Regional
2005 Tulane 56-12 24-6 1st College World Series (#1 National Seed)
2006 Tulane 43-21 15-9 3rd NCAA Regional
2007 Tulane 34-26 9-15 7th C-USA Tournament
2008 Tulane 39-22-1 13-9-1 3rd NCAA Regional
2009 Tulane 34-24 13-11 t-3rd C-USA Tournament
2010 Tulane 32-24 10-14 t-8th
2011 Tulane 31-26 10-14 7th C-USA Tournament
2012 Tulane 38-20 14-10 t-3rd C-USA Tournament
2013 Tulane 30-28 11-13 7th C-USA Tournament
2014 Tulane 14-17 6-8
Tulane: 818-445-2 320-187-2
Total: 1,094-538-3

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Conference Standings". BoydsWorld.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tulane Baseball Head Coach Rick Jones Retires after 21 Years with the Green Wave". Tulane Athletics. May 23, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 

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