Phil Jones is in his fourth year at Clemson and is in his fourth season with Head Coach Mike Noonan. During the spring of 2012, he was elevated to Associate Head Coach.
Jones was an assistant coach at Brown under Noonan during the 2009 season. On the field he assisted Noonan in developing and delivering training sessions for the Brown squad. He also monitored and mentored players both athletically and academically and edited match film to provide feedback for both team and individual analysis and presentation. He also scouted the opposition and assisted in planning and organizing team trips.
During his Clemson career, the Tigers have upset four top 20 teams including a win over number-one ranked Maryland in 2011. Since 2010, Clemson has produced five All-ACC players and two freshman All-Americans.
Jones joined Brown from Embry-Riddle, where he served as an assistant coach for four seasons. He was also the women’s interim head coach in 2007.
Jones graduated from Embry-Riddle in 2004 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Business, and also earned a Master’s Degree in Human Factors and Systems Engineering.
He is a native of St. Helen’s, England, and began his collegiate playing career with the Eagles in 1999. He established himself as a leader on and off the field and was selected as team captain as a junior and remained in that role through his senior season.
In 2001, Jones led the Blue and Gold to its first regional title and the program’s first national tournament appearance.
Jones ended a very successful college career in 2002 with two goals (both coming in his senior year) and 15 assists for 19 points in 67 games (66 starts). His efforts on the field did not go unnoticed as the four-time All-Florida Sun Conference selection was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-American in 1999.
He played for Wigan Athletic Football Club, a Premier League team in England, before coming to America to play and study.
Jones currently has a premier coaching license with the NSCAA. He was recently inducted into the Embry Riddle Athletic Hall of Fame.