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Chris Jones, Varsity Coach at Elsinore HS

Playing/ Coaching Biography:

High School:

  • Graduated from Landon School (Bethesda, MD) in 1987.
    • 3 year Varsity player in Baseball and Basketball
    • All Washington-Metro Area player in both sports.

Played collegiately at:

  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. (Division 3), 2 years.
    • Played both baseball and basketball
    • Baseball team advanced to the College World Series in 1989, finishing #3 in the Nation.
  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL. (Division 2), 1 year.
    • Played 1 year of baseball after red-shirting due to shoulder surgery.
  • University of South Carolina - Aiken. (Division 2). 1 year.
    • Team advanced to the College World Series, finishing #3 in the Nation.

Played professionally for:

  • West Virginia Coal Sox (1993).
    • Independent team. Was the team's closer.

Coaching background:

  • Georgetown University. Washington DC. (Division 1). 1993-1994, 1 year.
    • Pitching Coach
  • University of West Alabama. Livingston, AL (Division 2). 1994-1996, 2 years.
    • Pitching Coach
  • Zanesville Greys. Zanesville, OH (Independent Professional team). 1994-1996, 3 years.
    • Pitching Coach/ Director of Player Personnel
  • Gannon University. Erie, PA (Division 2). 1996-1999, 3 years.
    • Head Coach.
      • Team was named "Most Improved Team in the Nation" by the NCAA in 1998.
      • Team ranked #2 Nationally in stolen bases in 1999, #6 in 1998, and #20 in 1997.
  • Sokol Krc Professional Baseball Club. Prague, Czech Republic. 2000, 1 year.
    • Head Coach
  • Mt. San Antonio College. Walnut, CA (Community College). 2000-2001, 1 year.
    • Head Coach
  • Alaska Goldpanners. Fairbanks, AK (Summer Collegiate League Team). 2001, 1 year.
    • Head Coach
  • St. John's University. Jamaica, NY (Divsion 1). 2001-2003, 2 years.
    • Pitching Coach
  • Vermont Mountaineers. Montpelier, VT (Summer Collegiate League Team). 2003, 1 year.
    • Head Coach
  • Charleston Southern University. Charlseton, SC (Division 1). 2003-2004, 1 year.
    • Assistant Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
  • Medicine Hat Monarchs. Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. (American Legion). 2005, 1 year.
    • Head Coach
  • Glendale High School. Glendale, CA. 2005-2006, 1 year.
    • Head Coach
  • Anchorage Glacier Pilots. Anchorage, AK (Summer Collegiate League Team). 2006-2007, 2 years.
    • Head Coach
  • Riverton Raiders. Riverton, WY (American Legion). 2008, 1 year.
    • Head Coach
      • Team played in WY state championship game.
  • Elsinore HS. Wildomar, CA. 2007-Present, 4+ years.
    • Head Coach
      • Team played in CIF SS semi-finals in 2008.
      • Coach Jones was named "Coach of the Year" in 2008 by the Californian Newspaper in 2008.

Players coached by Chris Jones include:

  • 2 NCAA All-Americans
  • 62 players selected in the MLB Draft.
  • 1 First Round Pick in the MLB Draft (Craig Hansen from St. John's University)
  • 7 players who have played in the Major Leagues:
    • Terry Pearson, P, Detroit Tigers
    • Craig Hansen, P, Boston Red Sox & Pittsburgh Pirates
    • R.J. Swindle, P, Philladelphia Phillies & Milwaukee Brewers
    • Bobby Parnell, P, NY Mets
    • Rob Delaney, P, Minnesota Twins
    • Anthony Varvaro, P, Seattle Mariners & Atlanta Braves
    • Chase d'Arnaud, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates

Record at Elsniore HS: 

Chris Jones at EHS EHS 2005 - 2007
Overall Record Overall Record
96 - 71 30 - 46
Sunbelt League Record Sunbelt League Record
56 - 34 22 - 28
Playoff Appearances Playoff Appearances
5 in 6 years 1 in 3 years
Playoff Record Playoff Record
8 - 5 1 - 1

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