A&M-Texarkana baseball coach is 22nd in career victories in NAIA
TEXARKANA, Texas – Steve Jones, head baseball coach and assistant athletic director at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, has been ranked 22nd in career victories among current head baseball coaches in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Coaches at a total of 188 NAIA universities were included in the ranking, which was tabulated by the NAIA Baseball Research and Archives department and reflected head coaching achievements through the 2017 season.
In 19 years as a head coach, Jones has amassed a record of 615 wins. Prior to coming to A&M-Texarkana in 2015, he served as head coach at New Mexico Highlands University, an NCAA Division II school in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where his teams averaged more than 30 wins per season in his 17 years, as well as 12 straight winning seasons and six trips to the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.
Prior to joining NMHU, Jones also served as the head assistant at California State University-Chico for four years, winning the conference championship and advancing to the NCAA Division II Western Regional in 1997.
Jones also served as an assistant at the University of California-Davis where he was in charge of the offense. The Aggies won conference championships in 1993 and 1994 and received bids to the NCAA Division II Western Regionals in 1993, 1994 and 1995, finishing second twice and winning the regional in 1995 and placing fifth in the NCAA Division II World Series. In 1994, three of the players that Jones coached were drafted by Major League teams in the top 15 rounds.
Jones finished his playing career at Fort Hays State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from California State University-Chico.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.
Since 1937, the NAIA has administered programs and championships in proper balance with the overall college educational experience.
Photo Identification: Coach Steve Jones