Kaymarie Jones joined the Winston-Salem State University staff in the summer of 2018 when she was named the head cross country/track & field head coach. She brings a wealth of enthusiasm and knowledge to the program and will look to lead it to new heights.
"I share the university's commitment to prepare our students to enter to learn and depart to serve,” Jones said. “With this in mind, I will develop my student-athletes to grow physically, mentally and professionally while also competing at the highest level. I am grateful and humbled to work within the Department of Athletics at Winston-Salem State University and meeting the rest of my new Ramily."
It didn't take long for Jones to make an impact for the Rams as she led the team to the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track & Field Championship and helped to guide a pair of NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field qualifiers and the 4x400m relay team along with an individual qualifier to the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet.
Jones came to Winston-Salem State after three years as an assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands University. She served as an assistant coach with the Cowgirls. During her tenure with the program, she helped the program to finish ranked seventh in the nation last season with eight All-Americans. The team also won a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Championship where her student-athletes swept the women’s triple jump and won the women’s 200m dash, long jump, and the 4 x100m relay. For her efforts, Jones was honored as the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at New Mexico Highlands, Jones served as a volunteer coach at Clemson as well as coaching stints at Adams State and Wingate University. She is a 2013 graduate of Adams State University and she holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Adams State (2014) as well.