Degrees and Certifications:
Name: Harold Jones
Campus: David W. Carter
Sport: Athletic Coordinator
Years’ Coaching Experience: 24
Collegiate Alma Mater:
M.Ed.: University of Texas at Arlington
B.S.: Paul Quinn College
Harold Jones received his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He earned a B.S in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology from Paul Quinn College. Harold is a graduate of David W. Carter High School where he played defensive back for four years. He was also an outfielder in the school’s baseball program which earned him an athletic scholarship to Ranger Junior College. The opportunity led to numerous awards such as NAIA Newcomer of the Year and later Baseball Defensive Player of the Year at Paul Quinn College.
During the past 24 years, Jones has served as a middle school Science and Biology teacher, as well as the defensive coordinator at South Oak Cliff HS and Carter HS. He was also the girl’s softball coach at South Oak Cliff, Madison, and Carter. HS. Many male and female student athletes, under his guidance, have gone on to play sports at the collegiate level.
In 2015, Coach Jones completed his first year as the Athletic Coordinator at Carter HS. Jones believes an athletic program must be built on four main priorities: Faith, Family, Academics, and Athletics.
Faith – being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see; Family – insisting that everyone be a responsible member of their family as well as their profession; Academics – great effort in the classroom will create options, opportunities, and freedom in each athlete’s future; and Athletics – playing sports is a privilege, SECOND to receiving a quality education.
Coach Harold Jones is married to Adrienne and has two children, Travis and Madison, all of whom are products of Dallas ISD