Chris Jones Hired to Lead Pfeiffer Golf Programs
Pfeiffer Chooses Chris Jones to Lead the Falcon Men’s & Women’s Golf Programs
Misenheimer, N.C.– Pfeiffer University has chosen Chris Jones as the next head coach of the Falcon men’s and women’s golf programs.
Jones has over 15 years of golf experience, both in coaching and in the golf industry. He comes to The Village after spending the past two seasons as the head coach at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C.
While at JWU, Jones was responsible for the startup of the USCAA programs, where he was responsible for scheduling, recruiting and monitoring of academic progress of the Wildcat golf student-athletes. Despite being limited in the Spring of 2021 due to COVID restrictions, Jones guided the Wildcats in three competitions, including hosting the JWU Invitational that season, the first home golf event in JWU program history.
Prior to being hired at JWU, he spent the four seasons as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Belmont Abbey College.
While at Belmont Abbey, Jones’ main responsibilities were recruiting, scheduling practices, competitions, and travel for tournaments. During his stint at BAC, Jones helped guide the Crusaders to a runner-up finish in the 2016 Conference Carolinas Men’s Golf Championship. In Belmont, he coached the Men’s Golf Conference Player of the Year in 2017 & 18, and eight All-Conference performers.
Prior to his time with the Crusaders, Jones was the Head Golf Coach at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC, where he started a program from scratch in the fall of 2007. While at Northern Guilford, the Nighthawks won the 2010 3A NCHSAA Men’s Golf Championship, in the school’s third year of existence. He also guided the Women’s program to runner-up finishes in the 2011 & 2013 3A NCHSAA Women’s Golf Championship. Ten of his former players went on to play college golf at NCAA Division I, II and III levels.
Before entering coaching, Jones worked ten years at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro in the golf operations. His day-to-day duties included scheduling outside service staff, merchandising, assisting the set-up for corporate events and golf outings that were visiting the resort. While at Grandover, he helped host numerous tournaments, including three NCAA Division III Championships.
Jones also has experience in collegiate sports information, having served as an intern at High Point University. He has also held assistant sports information/media relations positions at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Coastal Carolina University, and UNC Greensboro.
Jones played golf collegiately at NCAA Division II enoir-Rhyne College in Hickory from 1993-1997 and before that, was a four-year letter-winner at Page High School in Greensboro.
Jones, a native of Greensboro, resides in Charlotte, with his wife Sarah.