Daytona Beach – Daytona State College Director of Athletics Will Dunne has announced the hiring of Brittany Jones as the inaugural soccer coach for a program that will get started in August, 2016. Jones officially joined the Falcons and began her duties on November 2nd.
“We are extremely excited that Brittany is joining our institution as she brings very solid experience and leadership skills to our program,” Dunne said. “We had a ton of interest in our position and Brittany quickly rose to the top of our list, and it was evident early on that she would be a great fit to lead our program.”
Jones, just recently completed her fourth season at the helm of the Florida Southern program in Lakeland, Florida. Florida Southern College is a NCAA Division II member which competes in the Sunshine State Conference.
One of Jones’ biggest successes at Florida Southern was her team’s performance in the classroom as the program was ranked in the Top 20 the past three years in the NCAA Division II Team Academic Award, including finishing fourth in the country last season with a team cumulative grade point average of 3.57. “Academics are such an important aspect of our Intercollegiate Athletic program here at DSC, and we are confident that Brittany will help this new team maintain that critically important focus as we move forward,” Dunne said.
Jones is a local product having grown up in Central Florida where she attended high school in the Orlando area, and also played collegiately right down the road at Stetson University. Jones also began her coaching career at Stetson University as an assistant coach prior to moving on to Florida Southern in her first head coaching role before accepting her new position at DSC.
“I want to thank Dr. Tom Lobasso and Will Dunne for the opportunity to lead the women’s soccer program at Daytona State College,” Jones stated. “I believe Daytona State provides a fantastic value to all those they serve, and I am looking forward to sharing that value with the soccer community. I am excited to be able to start the program and have such a large impact on the direction of athletic department and institution as a whole.”