Head coach Rodney Terry and the Fresno State men's basketball team will host four summer camps this year.
The Fresno State men's basketball team will play its only exhibition on Friday at home against the NAIA's Fresno Pacific.
Last Updated: June 21, 2013
Byron Jones enters his third season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator on the Fresno State men's basketball staff, primarily responsible for recruiting, scouting, and skill development.
Jones came to the San Joaquin Valley via Winston-Salem State University where he was an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season. He helped lead the program to a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division Title and a berth in the 2011 NCAA Division II Tournament. The Rams also went undefeated in their non-conference schedule en route to a 19 win season, the most in the past six seasons.
Prior to joining the Winston-Salem State coaching staff, Jones spent four years as the Director of Basketball Operations at Premiere Basketball, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri and head boys coach at Saint Mary's High School in Independence, Mo. It was at Saint Mary's that Jones led the team to its best finish in 10 years, and with K.C. Premiere Basketball, he sent over 50 athletes to play collegiate basketball.
His last collegiate coaching experience came at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where he helped guide the Seahawks to an 83-40 record over a four-year period with the program and helped guide the team to a pair of Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) titles and two appearances in the NCAA tournament..
Jones' collegiate coaching career has also included stints at the University of Denver, Eastern Kentucky, and Central Oklahoma.
Jones enjoyed a stellar career at Ulysses S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A four-year letter winner, Jones was named the Oklahoma City Player of the Year and earned first team All-State honors following his senior season. During his high school career, Jones was also named to the Oklahoma Rams Junior Olympics national championship team alongside future NBA players Richard Dumas, Byron Houston and Brent Price.
Jones received two degrees from Central Oklahoma - a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Recreation Management in 1993 along with a master's degree in Physical Education in 1995.
An Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native, and born on Nov. 9, 1968, Jones has three children - Antigone, Tannah and Bryton.