Chenelle Jones
Chenelle Jones
Title: Defensive Coordinator
Phone: 480-461-7976

Chenelle L. Jones, Born and raised on the South-side of Richmond,Virginia. He played on both sides of the ball as the starting Quarterback and Defensive back at Huguenot High School. As a senior, Chenelle was honored as the Dominion District Offensive and Overall Player of the Year. That year he was also named First team (QB) Metro and Region, and the Richmond Quarterback Club's 1990 Player of the Year. Jones followed up his prep football career by playing college football at Western New Mexico University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology in 1996 and a Masters of Educational Leadership in 2013. At WNMU, Jones was an All-American Defensive Back and National DII Statistical Champion (Interceptions). In the years following his time at WNMUJones has coached 18 years of college football and 2 years of high school. He began his coaching career as a Defensive Back coach at Dodge City Community College in Kansas, where for 5 years he coached several players onto successful Division I careers. Following his time in Kansas, Jones was asked to serve as Assistant Head Coach for Bob O'Mera at Arizona Western College in Yuma, AZ. Chenelle spent 3 seasons at AWC helping to coach the Matadors to a ranking of 9th in the nation (2000), their highest national ranking they had achieved in decades.

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Jones' next destination was Western New Mexico University as the Defensive Coordinator/Asst. Head Coach in 2003. There he coached the Mustang defense to the top of the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) rankings through the end of his tenure in 2007.

In 2007 he was given an opportunity to serve at the helm of his own "ship" as the head coach atSafford High School in Safford, AZ. He joined the Bulldogs in fall of 2007 where he finished his second season with a 7-3 season, ranked 8th in the state among the competitive 3A division, and hosted their first home playoff game in over 10 years.

His next stop was an opportunity to reunite with Coach O'Mera and build on an winning program at Eastern Arizona College. During his stint at EAC Jones' recruited and coached some of the top junior college football players in the country. While at Eastern he coached the number one ranked defensive back in the country and countless Division 1 transfers. He coached in the Salt City Bowl and The Top of the Mountain Bowl.


Currently, Coach Jones is our Recruiting Coordinator / Defensive Coordinator and he has continued to recruit, develop, and mentor some of the top student-athletes in the Western States Football League.



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