Steven Jones joined Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in 2019 as Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach after working with the basketball and athletic departments at Burns High School, East Rutherford High School, and Gardner-Webb University. Coach Jones is a 2015 graduate of Gardner-Webb University where he received his undergraduate degree in Sports Management, followed by a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) in 2017. In his first year TJCA, Coach Jones saw athletics reach new heights, with Men's and Women's Basketball both finishing with the best record in the history of their program, Men's Basketball winning it's first-ever Christmas Tournament Championship, Girls Cross Country winning their first conference championship, and Football reaching the Western Regional Finals. Coach Jones was named the 2019-2020 Rutherford County Coach of the Year following Men's Basketball's record season, and soon after, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy was named the 2019-2020 1A Wells Fargo Conference Cup Champions. Jones currently resides with his wife, Jessica, in Forest City. Go Gryphons!