West Los Angeles College Welcomes New Men's Basketball Coach
August 20, 2015
West Los Angeles College has hired Anthony Jones as as the new head coach for men's coach of mens basketball.
Coach Jones brings more than 20 years of experience to West. He has coached basketball on a variety of levels including high school, travel, AAU, professional, community college and at the university level. Most recently, Jones spent six years as an assistant coach at Cal State University, San Bernardino; three of which were in the capacity of Head Assistant Coach. Jones helped lead the Coyotes to post season play in each of the seasons he was on staff. During his tenure the team won multiple conference titles and produced three NABC All-Americans.
Co-founder of North Riverside Slam-n-Jam, Jones is the nephew of legendary coach Al Hunter. This program began as a spring/summer developmental league that grew into one of the largest travel organizations in the state. Through their mentorship, numerous players moved on to play college athletics, became professional athletes and some moved on to coaching. On a professional level, Coach Jones has been a personal trainer for NBA players and spent 2000 and 2001 training members of the Atlanta Hawks organization.
Jones’ other experience includes having been Associate Head Coach at Riverside City College where he was in charge of defense, recruiting and scouting. The Tigers also competed in post season play each year with the help of Jones on staff. Many of the student-athletes went on to compete at the four-year level in addition to the players that went on to play professionally overseas.
“I could not be more excited for our student-athletes and the department to bring someone with the reputation and commitment to players that Coach Jones possesses. I’ve had the opportunity to see him work first-hand and I know his entire focus is on the development of young men and assisting them in preparing for life. We will win, we will do it right and we will move our young people on to be productive in their future endeavors,” said Athletic Director, Dr. Ricardo Hooper.
Coach Jones has a Bachelor's degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University where he lettered in football. Jones and his wife Allissen have two boys, Jihree and Jelani.