Jones spent 14 years in professional baseball including two years with the Tokyo Giants (1994-95). Most recently, he served as head coach at the high school level, managing at Coram Deo Academy in Flower Mound, Texas since 2001. Jones has also taught as a private instructor, giving both individual and team lessons in Texas over the last six years.
Jones to coach AZL Padres pitchers
The 44-year-old was originally drafted by San Diego in the first round of the 1982 June Draft out of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas. In an eight-year Major League career with the Padres (1986-88), New York Yankees (1989-1990), Houston Astros (1991-92) and Montreal Expos (1993), Jones went 43-39 with a 4.46 ERA (374 ER/755.0 IP) in 153 games (118 starts). He appeared in 62 games (54 starts) during his three years in San Diego.
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