RICK JONES is the Senior Assistant to the Head Coach at the University of Missouri. Previously he was Head Football Coach for Greenwood High School in Greenwood, AR. In his 31 seasons as a head coach, Jones’ overall record stands at 317-74 with nine state championships and five runners-up. His current record at Greenwood stands at 185-26 with eight state championships and three runners-up. His multiple achievements and awards include being named 18 times "Coach of the Year," "2012 National Coach of the Year," 2018 AFCA Power of Influence National Coach of the Year, and Oklahoma High School Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee, to name a few. But he'll tell you his greatest accomplishment is building up and empowering others, especially young men, to be successful in life.
"We don’t allow ourselves or anybody else to make excuses, because that sets you up for failure."
Rick is a positive influencer that has taken motivational and leadership skills from the football field and applied the same principles to business and life. An accomplished speaker, he has visited 15 states and Canada to share his positive messages with business employees, coaches, leaders, students, athletes, teachers, administrators, doctors, churches, and civic groups.
Rick in his own words.
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