Brad Jones has been named Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Brevard College, announced Director of Athletics Myranda Nash.
Jones succeeds Evan Schreiner as head coach of the Tornados after Schreiner took a position as the Community Tennis and Net Generation Coordinator at USTA (United States Tennis Association) Middle States in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Jones will begin his duties as head coach of the Tornados on August 1.
"We are excited to welcome Coach Jones to our Brevard College family," said Nash. "With his experience in the tennis community and proven track record working with student-athletes, Brad will be an outstanding leader for our tennis program."
Jones arrives at Brevard College after spending the past two seasons as Head Coach of NCAA Division III Bethany College, located in Bethany, West Virginia.
"I'm extremely honored and excited to be hired as the next tennis coach at Brevard College," said Jones. "I want to thank Myranda Nash and the search committee for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to building upon an already strong foundation in the classroom, on the court, and in the community.
This past season at Bethany College, Jones led the men's tennis team to an 11-7 overall record and a 4-3 record in the President's Athletic Conference (PAC). His women's team finished 2018-19 with seven overall wins and two conference victories. In his first season as head coach at Bethany in 2017-18, Jones snapped a four-year losing drought before his arrival for the women's team en route to four wins, the most since 2011. On the men's side, highlights included guiding Bethany's Drake Berlin to an impressive 10-5 record in no. 2 singles.
Prior to his tenure at Bethany College, Jones was the Tennis Pro at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia. He also served as the Director of Tennis at the Darnestown Swim & Tennis Club in Darnestown, Maryland and the Assistant Tennis Coach at the River Falls Swim & Tennis Club in Potomac, Maryland.
Jones began his collegiate tennis coaching career in 2009-10 as an Assistant Coach and then Interim Head Coach at NCAA Division III Emory & Henry College in Virginia. His time coaching at Emory & Henry College was highlighted by a trip to the 2010 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship Quarterfinals by the men's team which finished with a 15-6 overall record.
Jones' first experience in coaching came on the high school level where he served as the Head Coach at Abingdon High School in Abingdon, Virginia. As a result of his success at Abingdon High School, he was named the 2009 Southwest District Tennis Coach of the Year.
An accomplished collegiate tennis student-athlete, Jones played at Emory & Henry College where he was named All-Conference as a senior in 2007.
Jones received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business from Emory & Henry in 2007 and later earned a Master's of Arts degree from the college in Community and Organizational Leadership. He holds a P2 Certification with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and an Associate Instructor Certification from the Professional Tennis Registry.