Rachel Jones was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Upper St. Clair High School and played volleyball for both the school and Renaissance Volleyball Club.

Jones received her bachelor degree in Exercise Science at the University of Dayton. There she represented the Flyers as a defensive specialist on the volleyball court. During her time at Dayton she
helped the team to three Atlantic 10 tournament championships and three conference titles. She has also made three NCAA tournament appearances as a flyer. Jones finished her senior season with 357 digs and a 30-6 record.

Jones has been coaching volleyball camps for the past four years. She has been a part of directing clinics for the University of Dayton, as well as the YMCA. During her last semester at Dayton, Jones interned for the strength and condition program where she helped to coach and oversee the athletes during their workouts.

Jones will be working towards a graduate degree from the Parker MBA program here at Lake Erie with an emphasis in Health Care Administration.