Carson Jones has been named the varsity boys soccer coach at Richmond High School for the 2020 season.
Jones is no stranger to Red Devil soccer, having served for the past two years as the varsity assistant coach for the Devils. The IU East student majoring in secondary education has also spent three years coaching with the Richmond Premier Soccer Club and has obtained a National “D” Coaching License.
“Being the assistant coach the last two years, I have already had the opportunity to be a part of the program,” Jones said. “I am excited to continue to watch the players grow as athletes and well-rounded individuals in both the school environment and the community.”
A native of Indiana, Jones starred for Mt. Vernon High School. In two years as a varsity starter, he totaled 34 goals and 16 assists. In his junior season, he scored the game-winning goals in the sectional semifinal, sectional final, and regional final. In those two years, the Marauders went 29-6-1 and won back-to-back conference titles. On the club level, he played for USF Real in the Midwest Regional League, one of the highest levels of club soccer in the country.
Jones is excited to his team return to the field in July for workouts. He hopes to continue to share his passion for the sport with Richmond students of all levels.
“I want to build a presence throughout the community by involvement with the youth league and local soccer club to expand interest and bring numbers to the high school program,” he said. “My goals are to improve player fundamentals and focus on learning to train, learning to compete, and ultimately building a soccer tradition.”