Marcus Jones was named an assistant coach, for Delaware State University’s track and field programs by head coach Damion Drummond. Jones will be responsible for DSU’s sprints, multi-events, and throws. During his 30 years on the job he coached four NCAA Division I All-Americans, five Jr. College All Americans, over 70 All-Conference and All-Academic student-athletes.
Before he was at DSU, Jones was an assistant at Hampton University, from 2014-2016. He was the recruiting coordinator, mid-distance and vault coach.
He coached 11 athletes to All-MEAC honors, for indoor track. In addition, five members of his team received All-MEAC honors in outdoor track.
Furthermore, he helped Ce’aira Brown become the Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the MEAC Women’s Indoor & Outdoor Championships.
During her senior year, she won four MEAC Championships for indoor 800 meter, mile run, 3000 meter and anchored the distance medley. She added two more championships for Outdoor with first place finishes in the 800 meters, and 1500 meters.
Under Jones tutelage Brown won the ECAC Championship in the 800 meter.
In 2015 Jones coached Edose Ibadin to a MEAC Men’s Indoor Championship in the 800 meter, and runner up in the MEAC Outdoor Championship for the same event.
Jones helped Ibadin to a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships. He was selected as a Second Team All-American after the event.
In 2016 Jones coached Stanley Davis to an IC4A Championship in the 800 meter, leading to an All-Conference selection in Indoor track.
Jones helped Hampton become the first HBCU to win the prestigious IC4C Championships.
In his two-year stint at Hampton, his team broke 11 school records.
Before his tenure at Hampton, Jones enjoyed an eight year (1992-2000), career with California State University Sacramento. During his time there he was the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs. He worked primarily with the sprinters, hurdlers and multi-event athletes.
Throughout his first three years at Sacremento State, the school was apart of the American West Conference. Jones coached 17 women and 10 men to All-Conference selections, as well as 15 All-Academic honorees.
His success grew when Cal State-Sacremento moved to the Big Sky conference. From 1997 to 2000, Jones oversaw four All-Americans, 16 Big Sky indoor and outdoor champions, 30 All-Conference selections, and 61 All-Academic honorees.
Prior to his stint in Sacramento, Jones spent two seasons as an recruiting coordinator, assistant cross country, track and field coach at Scottsdale Community College. In addition to working with sprinters, hurdlers, and multi-event athletes, Jones coordinated housing and academic schedules for his student-athletes.
His women’s track team finished as the runner up in the Region 8 ACCAC Championships in 1992.
Jones coached five Junior College All-Americans in 1992.
Throughout his time at Scottsdale, 15 school records fell. His team was ranked in the top 10 for the JCNCAA during 1992 and 1993 seasons.
Jones has also been heavily involved in youth track; from 1987-1992, he was the assistant coach of the Jesse Owen Track Club and the director for the Arizona Track All-Stars. His athletes held many records from the Bantam 9-and-under division, all the way to senior division (ages 17-18). Several of his athletes would go on and compete at the Division I and Division II levels.
His first coaching job was at his alma mater, Cortez High School. From 1986-91, Jones was an assistant track & field coach focusing on distance runners.
His runners broke several school record holders, and he coached one All-American.
He coached 35 regional champions and several state champions during his tenure.
As a sophomore in high school Jones placed third in the 800 meters at the TAC senior nationals. His senior year, he was the age group National Champion in the 800 meters and runner up in the 400 meters. He finished fourth in the Senior Nationals in the 400 meters. He also was the 800-meter State Champion in Arizona during his senior year. He ended his high school career with an All-American selection.
After high school, he was a Junior College All American at Phoenix College.
In 1988, he ran in the Olympic Trail Qualifier for the 800 meters. In 1992, he was a semifinalist in the 400 meter.