Billy Jones (baseball)

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Billy Jones
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Appalachian State
Conference Sun Belt Conference
Biographical details
Born Kent, Washington
Playing career
1988 Lower Columbia College
1989–1990 Bellevue
1992 Southwest Texas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1996 Green River (Asst.)
1997–1998 Green River
1999–2000 Oregon State (Asst.)
2001 Arizona State (Asst.)
2002–2004 NC State (Asst.)
2005–2012 Oklahoma State (Asst.)
2013–Present Appalachian State
Head coaching record
Overall 85-149

Billy Jones in an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Appalachian State Mountaineers baseball program. He was named to that position prior to the 2013 season.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Jones played at Lower Columbia College and Bellevue Community College before spending his final season at Division I Southwest Texas State. He began coaching as an assistant for two seasons at Green River Community College being elevated to the head coaching position. After two more seasons, he moved to Oregon State as an assistant, where he worked with infielders for two years. Jones then spent a year in the same position at Arizona State. Following the 2001 season, he coached the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League. In 2002, he moved to NC State, where he worked for three season. He started as an assistant coach, and later added recruiting coordinator duties. In 2005, Jones accepted the same position at Oklahoma State. On July 6, 2013, Jones was introduced as head coach at Appalachian State, his first Division I head coaching position.[1][2][6]

Head Coaching Record[edit]

The table below lists Jones' record as a head coach at the Division I level.

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Green River (Records Not Available) (1997–1998)
Appalachian State (Southern Conference) (2013–2014)
2013 Appalachian State 29–23 13–14 5th SoCon Tournament[a]
2014 Appalachian State 21–34 12–14 T-5th SoCon Tournament[b]
Appalachian State: 50-57 25-28
Appalachian State (Sun Belt Conference) (2015–present)
2015 Appalachian State 17-36 8-21 11th
2016 Appalachian State 18-38 9-21 11th
Appalachian State: 35-74 17-42
Total: 85–149

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

  1. ^ The top 8 finishers of the SoCon's 11 teams qualified for the tournament in 2013.
  2. ^ All of the SoCon's 10 teams qualified for the tournament in 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billy Jones Named Head Baseball Coach". Appalachian State Mountaineers. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Billy Jones Bio". Oklahoma State Cowboys. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Billy Jones Bio". NC State Wolfpack. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Billy Jones, former Oregon State baseball assistant, hired at Appalachian State". The Oregonian. July 6, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "ASU names new baseball coach". Watauga Democrat. July 6, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Appalachian hires Billy Jones as baseball coach". Winston-Salem Journal. July 6, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013.