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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."

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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.

Rick's full resume.




Sebastian County power Greenwood has won two straight 6A state titles. One with Connor Noland at quarterback and the second with Peyton Holt under center.

Ricky Don Jones

For Greenwood Bulldog football Coach Rick Jones, the game is just the means for teaching youngsters to work together, and how to roll with life’s ups and downs

12th annual Farm Bureau Awards finalists, winners named

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Farm Bureau Awards.

What are some of Rick Jones’ secrets to success?

Most people know by now that Greenwood Head Coach Rick Jones is a phenomenal leader and developer of young men.

Greenwood's Coach Jones Named National Coach of the Year

The resume Rick Jones has compiled at Greenwood over the last nine years is finally earning him national recognition. Jones is being named the 2012 National Federation of State High School Associations Football Coach of the Year.

Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Coach Jones was the recipient of the 2018 AFCA Power of Influence Award, presented by TeamSnap. We discuss some of his off-season programs, leadership classes for players, advice for the interview process, and stories from his career.

Rick Jones 2016 Double-Goal Coach Award Winner Presented by TeamSnap

Rick Jones is a 2016 recipient of our Double-Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap. Rick is the head football coach at Greenwood High School. 

He's the architect of one of the most successful programs in the state over the last decade. Greenwood head coach Rick Jones and his bulldogs continue to put up some of the best offensive numbers year after year.

It was clear after Week 8 Greenwood and Rick Jones were in the midst of a season that might gain national recognition.

FAYETTEVILLE — Greenwood's Rick Jones was named national football coach of the year by the National Federation of State High Schools Associations on Monday.

In the midst of the regular season, when he is focused solely on the next game at hand, Greenwood head coach Rick Jones reflected on the past after winning his 300th game as a high school head coach on Friday night.

For the fourth consecutive season and 11th time in Coach Rick Jones's tenure at Greenwood, the Bulldogs will play in the state championship game at the Central Arkansas home of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Rick Jones, the head football coach for the Greenwood Bulldogs, leads the most successful program in the state right now and he says that he doesn't like to lose.

Rick Jones, the head football coach for the Greenwood Bulldogs, leads the most successful program in the state right now and he says that he doesn't like to lose.

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