Brandon Jones enters his third season as an Air Force women's soccer assistant coach.
A 2002 Academy graduate, Jones was a standout midfielder for the Falcons from 1998-2001. A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter, Jones was an all-Midwest Region selection his senior year as well as the team's Most Valuable Player. He helped lead the Falcons to an 11-5-1 record and a ranking of #19 in the country in 2001. Jones also trained with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS in 2000.
After graduating from the Academy with a bachelor of science degree in economics, Jones spent his first assignment at the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB. He served three years as a cost analyst for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program Office.
Although Jones completed his collegiate career in 2002, he continued to play soccer as a member of the All-Air Force team in 2002 and 2003. He helped the All-Air Force team to an interservice championship in 2002 and was chosen team captain in 2003. Jones was selected for the All-Armed Forces team in both years, where he traveled to Barbados to compete against the military teams from Canada and Barbados.
While in California, Jones began his coaching career at the club level within the Palos Verdes and South Bay Force soccer clubs.
A native of Littleton, Colo., Jones attended J.K. Mullen High School and was named the Most Valuable Player his senior year. He helped lead Mullen to the semifinals three straight years. He was a first-team all-conference and first-team all-state selection in 1997. Jones played club soccer for the Colorado Rush and was a Colorado State Olympic Developmental team member for five years. He played in the 1995-1997 Region IV camps and was a member of the 1997 Region IV ODP champions' team. Jones was also selected for the Region IV Pool in 1997.
Jones, who now resides in Colorado Springs, is the son of Bob and Debby Jones. He has an older sister, Tera, who is married to Chris Kinonen. Both are medical doctors at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Ill.