Former Aggie Jeremy Jones enters his first year as an assistant coach for the North Carolina A&T baseball program in 2012.
He will be joining first year Head Coach Joel Sanchez this season after a 2 year stint in professional baseball. He joins the staff with hopes of helping the Aggies continue their excellence on the diamond. He will be working with the A&T outfielders and aid Assistant Coach Austin Love with managing the hitting instruction.
Jones, who was a 4 year All-MEAC performer for the A&T, helped lead the Aggies to an NCAA regional birth in 2005 along with a MEAC Championship. He had one of the most accomplished careers in the history of the A&T baseball program. Jones ended his career with a .366 average, 310 hits, 59 doubles, 10 triples, 29 home runs, 181 RBI and 58 stolen bases in 222 games played. He ranked 34th nationally in batting average a senior with a .404 average. He batted over .400 twice in his career with the Aggies.
When he graduated, he broke the school's all-time hit record with 310 career hits, and was the school's all-time leader in runs scored, having scored for the Aggies 220 times. During his career, Jones was named MEAC Player of the Year, Blackcollegebaseball.com Player of the Year and N.C. A&T Male Freshman Athlete of the Year. He earned All-American notoriety from four different organizations, including the National College Baseball Writers Association, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Louisville Slugger. He was deemed a national player of the year candidate by the Brooks Wallace Watch List and CSTV.com. Jones was also a two-time All-MEAC Academic selection and a three-time N.C. A&T scholar athlete.
As a sophomore, he put together a tremendous season when he batted .402 with 46 RBI, four home runs and 20 doubles. In 2005, he was named to the All-Clemson Regional team when the Aggies participated in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. He was also named the No. 1 prospect in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League in 2005.
Jones was drafted in 2006 in the 25th round by the Colorado Rockies but elected to come back to A&T to gain his degree from college. In 2008 as a senior, he batted .404 with 13 doubles, 13 home runs and 63 RBI with 14 stolen bases.
After graduating, Jones went on to play two seasons in the Frontier League of Independent Baseball for the Oakland County Cruisers where he was named an all-star in the Frontier League in 2010.