Rick Jones (baseball Coach)
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Rick Jones Baseball Coach

Rick Jones
Biographical details
BornBennett, North Carolina
Playing career
1972-1973Sandhills CC
1974-1975UNC Wilmington
Position(s)Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982-1984Ferrum College
1985-1989Elon
1990-1993Georgia Tech (Asst.)
1994-2014Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall1,094-538-3
TournamentsC-USA: 39-23
NCAA: 28-26
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Carolina Conference Regular Season
(1985, 1987, 1989)
Conference USA Regular Season
(1997, 1998, 2001, 2005)
Conference USA Tournament
(1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005)
Awards
Carolina Conference Coach of the Year
(1985, 1987, 1989)
Conference USA Coach of the Year
(1997, 2001, 2005)
Baseball America National Coach of the Year
(2005)

Rick Jones is an American college baseball coach who most recently served as the head coach of the Tulane Green Wave baseball team. He held that position for 21 seasons - from 1994 to 2014.

Jones led the Green Wave to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2001 his team advanced to the College World Series for the first time in school history. In 2005, he again led his team to the CWS, this time as the overall #1 seed in the tournament. Jones' Green Wave teams won four Conference USA regular-season championships (1997, 1998, 2001, 2005) and five Conference USA tournament championships (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005).

Early in his coaching career, Jones coached at Ferrum College, while it was an NJCAA member and at Elon College, while it was an NAIA member.

Head coaching records

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tulane Green Wave (Metro Conference) (1994-1995)
1994 Tulane 41-24 10-8 4th NCAA Regional
1995 Tulane 32-26 8-10 5th
Tulane Green Wave (Conference USA) (1996-2014)
1996 Tulane 43-20 18-6 2nd NCAA Regional
1997 Tulane 40-21 19-7 1st
1998 Tulane 48-15 22-5 1st NCAA Regional
1999 Tulane 48-17 19-8 2nd NCAA Regional
2000 Tulane 38-22-1 20-6-1 2nd NCAA Regional
2001 Tulane 56-13 21-6 1st College World Series
2002 Tulane 36-27 17-13 5th NCAA Regional
2003 Tulane 44-19 20-10 3rd NCAA Regional
2004 Tulane 41-21 21-9 t-2nd NCAA Super Regional
2005 Tulane 56-12 24-6 1st College World Series
2006 Tulane 43-21 15-9 3rd NCAA Regional
2007 Tulane 34-26 9-15 7th
2008 Tulane 39-22-1 13-9-1 3rd NCAA Regional
2009 Tulane 34-24 13-11 t-3rd
2010 Tulane 32-24 10-14 t-8th
2011 Tulane 31-26 10-14 7th
2012 Tulane 38-20 14-10 t-3rd
2013 Tulane 30-28 11-13 7th
2014 Tulane 23-29 10-18 10th
Tulane: 827-457-2 324-207-2
Total: 1,094-538-3

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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References

  1. ^ "Annual Conference Standings". BoydsWorld.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Tulane Baseball Head Coach Rick Jones Retires after 21 Years with the Green Wave". Tulane Athletics. May 23, 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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