Greg Jones enters his second year as the head men's water polo coach at Washington & Jefferson College in the fall of 2011. Jones, the fourth water polo coach in school history, was hired in December 2009 and led the women's squad to 10 victories that spring.
Jones had previously served one year as the head men’s and women’s water polo coach at NCAA Division II Salem International University (W.Va.).
Jones graduated from Ohio University in 2007 and earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. He also obtained a master’s degree in coaching education from OU a year later. Jones’ thesis was entitled The Disparities of Division I, II, and III Collegiate Varsity Water Polo teams throughout the United States of America where he surveyed all NCAA varsity coaches and analyzed reasons of their performances.
While at Ohio University, he was President of the OU Men’s Water Polo Club. Jones was a three-time All-Conference choice and a 2006 National Collegiate Club Honorable-Mention All-America selection.
He was also instrumental in helping the women’s water polo club program as a student as the team’s head coach from 2004-2006.
During the 2007-2008 academic year, Jones worked as a graduate assistant for OU’s Fitness Department and the Bobcats’ swimming and diving team. He also spent one year prior to his arrival at Salem International as a personal trainer and metabolic tester at Life Time Fitness in Deerfield, Ohio.
Jones is an active runner and has competed in nearly 20 marathon events since 2005. In August 2010, he finished the Ford Iron Man in Louisville, Kentucky in 13 hours and 28 minutes. Jones was the subject of a feature story by Gary Brown on NCAA.org.