Keith Jones founded the cross country program at Wilmington in 2001, and is responsible for the challenging design of the Wildcat's home 5k & 8k courses at Carousel Park in Pike Creek, Del. Now entering his 13th season at the helm, Jones continues to produce talented teams that are perennial contenders.
Jones began his running career as a freshman in high school, and continues to be active in local road races. He has coached several high school programs in Delaware, including Sanford School, Mt. Pleasant High School, and Ursuline Academy. In each of these positions, he led the teams to their best records in school history.
During his tenure here at Wilmington University, Jones has consistently fielded talented teams, and has established the program as one that is highly respected throughout the Conference and Region. He has coached 44 All- Conference runners, 7 conference Rookies of the Year, 5 Conference Runner-Ups, 5 Conference Champions, 8 All Regional runners, and 2 National Qualifiers. Jones was also the 2009 CACC Women's Coach of the Year, and 2012 CACC Men’s Coach of the Year, and the men’s team is the reigning CACC Conference Champions.
Jones received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Delaware in Sport Psychology, and has consulted with local athletes concerning performance enhancement strategies, and teaches Sport Psychology at Wilmington University. In his quest for improvement, Jones relentlessly searches for innovative training methods, products, and ideas to incorporate with his athletes.
Jones and his wife reside in Newark, Delaware