|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Phil Jones is in his eighth year at Clemson and his ninth season with head coach Mike Noonan. After being an assistant coach for the Tigers during 2010 and 2011, he was elevated to associate head coach in the spring of 2012. He was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) South Region Assistant Coach-of-the-Year in 2013.
Jones was an assistant coach at Brown under Noonan during the 2009 season. On the field, he assisted Noonan in developing and delivering training sessions for the Brown squad. He also monitored and mentored players both athletically and academically and edited match film to provide feedback for both team and individual analysis and presentation. He also scouted the opposition and assisted in planning and organizing team trips.
Since 2010, Clemson has produced 21 All-ACC players and two freshman All-Americans.
Jones joined Brown from Embry-Riddle, where he served as an assistant coach for four seasons. He was also the women's interim head coach in 2007.
Jones graduated from Embry-Riddle in 2004 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Business, and also earned a Master's Degree in Human Factors and Systems Engineering. The St. Helen's, England native began his collegiate playing career with the Eagles in 1999. He established himself as a leader on and off the field and was selected as team captain as a junior and remained in that role through his senior season. In 2001, Jones led the Blue and Gold to its first regional title and the program's first national tournament appearance.
Jones ended a very successful college career in 2002 with two goals (both coming in his senior year) and 15 assists for 19 points in 67 games (66 starts). His efforts on the field did not go unnoticed as the four-time All-Florida Sun Conference selection was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-American in 1999.
He played for Wigan Athletic Football Club, a Premier League team in England, before coming to America to play and study.
Jones currently has a premier coaching license with the NSCAA and has been inducted into the Embry Riddle Athletic Hall of Fame.