HUNTSVILLE __ Elliot Jones has been named the new head baseball coach at Alabama A&M University by Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks on Friday.
"We are extremely excited for the hiring of Mr. Elliott Jones to lead our baseball program," Hicks explained. "His enthusiasm and commitment to the overall development of student-athletes will prove valuable for our program. He has had a wide range of experience within our league, and his passion for the game of baseball will motivate our student-athletes for excellence.
Jones, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, will enter his first season with the Bulldogs baseball program this coming spring.
"It is always exciting to become a head coach, and even more specifically a Division I head coach. I am extremely grateful to Mr. Hicks and Alabama A&M University for putting me in this position," Jones said of his hire. "I believe A&M will provide a great opportunity for myself and my family because of the program's rich tradition and history of success. I look forward to developing relationships with fans, faculty, staff, alumni and families of future Bulldog student-athletes in order to continue to improve the Bulldog baseball brand."
Before his arrival on the Hill, Jones spent the past two seasons at Grambling State University under James Cooper from 2018-2020. With the Tigers, Jones hit the ground running as he oversaw day-to-day operations of the program, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, and worked with outfielders and catchers. He also worked with academics and assisted in monitoring APR scores for the program.
Prior to his stint at Grambling State, Jones spent five years at Southern University under legendary coach Roger Cador for four seasons and one season under Kerrick Jackson. During Jones time at Southern University he over saw the duties of the Jaguars day to day operations, recruiting hitters, outfielders, and catchers. Jones also played a vital role in fundraising, program budgets, travel, and equipment. He also directed camps and showcases.
Also during his time with the Jaguars, he helped build the Jaguars with competitive teams. In his five years in Baton Rouge, Jones had a chance to coach some all-conference selections such as Brian Rowry (2013), Tyler Kirksey (2014), Lance Jones (2015), Santos Saldivar (2015), Jose DelaTorre (2016), Dondrayas Harris (2016), and John Pope (2018). Among the highlights was Lance Jones, a 2015 second team member, who was selected in the 35th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. Santos Saldivar also played professionally as a free agent signee with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jones earned his bachelor degree from Southern University and currently working on his master's degree from Grambling State University. Some of his off the field activities include being a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, an active member in his community and church.