Billy Jones joined Arizona State's coaching staff in the fall of 2000. He started at ASU originally as the interim director of baseball operations and coordinator of camps, but was then promoted to volunteer assistant coach and Director of Camps.
Jones came to ASU after spending two years as a volunteer coach at Oregon State University where coached the infielders. In his two years at OSU, Jones helped the infielders improve their fielding percentage and Pac-10 rank in each of his years. Before Oregon State, Jones was head coach at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., for two years.
At Green River, Jones was named the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Coach of the Year in 1998 as his team won the Western Region championship.
Prior to becoming head coach at GRCC, Jones served two years as an assistant coach. Both years, Green River finished third in the NWAACC tournament.
Jones was recently named the head coach for the Brewster Whitecaps in the prestigious Cape Cod League. Jones will coach in Brewster over the summer.
Jones also coached the Taylor Baseball 18-and-under team, winning four Mickey Mantle regional championships and twice reaching the semifinals of the CABA World Series.
Jones played baseball at Southwest Texas State and is currently completing his bachelor's degree in liberal arts through correspondence. He was born Feb. 28, 1969 in Tarzana, Calif., and graduated from Kentwood (Wash.) High School in 1987.
Jones and his wife, Tiffani, have two sons - Ryder (6) and Utah (4) and live in Phoenix.