Jones named head coach of tennis programs

Jones named head coach of tennis programs

Andrew Woodley, Sports Information Director

BETHANY, W.Va. (July 31) – Bethany College has appointed Brad Jones to be the head coach of the men's and women's tennis programs announced Director of Athletics and Recreation Brian Rose on Monday.

Jones comes to Bethany after spending the last year as the Tennis Pro at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia. He has also previously served as the Director of Tennis at the Darnestown Swim & Tennis Club in Darnestown, Maryland and worked as an assistant tennis coach at the River Falls Swim & Tennis Club in Potomac, Maryland over the past five years.

"We're excited to welcome Brad to Bethany to take the reins to our women's and men's tennis programs," said Rose. "Brad's variety of experiences have helped him become a thorough teacher of the game and his energy will make him a good recruiter to bring talented student-athletes to Bethany. We believe Brad has the tools needed to develop strong tennis players and build both programs into consistent contenders in the PAC."

Jones' last collegiate tennis stint came in 2009-10 when he served as an assistant coach, and later interim head coach, at Emory & Henry College in Virginia. The men's team ended that season 15-6 overall and made an appearance in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Quarterfinals, while the women's team went 4-15 overall on the year.

His first head coaching position was at Abingdon High School in Virginia where he was named the 2009 Southwest District Tennis Coach of the Year.

Jones played collegiately at Emory & Henry, where he was named All-ODAC as a senior in 2007.

He holds a P2 Certification with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and an Associate Instructor Certification with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).

Jones received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management from Emory & Henry in 2007 and later completed his Master of Arts degree with a focus in community and organizational leadership from the college in 2011.