POSITIONS: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
RECRUITING AREAS: Tennessee (Excluding Memphis), Texas, Los Angeles, Orlando
Bobby Jones '14 is in his second season as an assistant football coach at Washington and Lee, serving as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. In his first season, W&L finished fifth nationally in rushing, averaging 296.0 yards per game on the ground.
Jones returned to W&L after coaching at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels the prior four seasons. Most recently, he had served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.
At Mary, Jones called the plays for a triple option attack and coached the quarterbacks and running backs, while also serving as the team's academic coordinator. Prior to his time at Mary, he was the offensive line coach (2015) and halfback (2016) coach at Springfield College, earning a Master of Education degree in May of 2017. In addition to his responsibilities as position coach, Jones also served as the recruiting coordinator for his two seasons with the program and was chair of the athletic leadership committee.
In two years at Springfield, Jones helped the Pride's option offense rank among the national leaders in rushing each season and laid the foundation for a program that finished the 2017 campaign with a 10-0 regular season and a NEWMAC Conference Championship.
After graduating from W&L with a bachelor of arts in business, Jones spent the 2014 season on the staff at Rutgers University, where he was involved with player development. In this role, he evaluated film of high school players and helped develop recruiting plans. He also assisted in coaching the tight ends and offensive line.
As a player with the Generals' football program, Jones was a four-year letterwinner at offensive tackle, starting every game in which he played since the mid-point of his rookie season. He twice earned First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-State honors while helping to pave the way for one of the top rushing offenses in Division III. He blocked for the top two rushers in program history and helped lead W&L to a pair of ODAC titles and a 29-13 overall record across his four seasons.