May 5, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. - Former soccer All-American Wendy Jones joined the Washington State women's soccer program as an assistant coach, head coach Dan Tobias announced today.
A native of Danville, Calif., Jones brings a strong playing background as well as four years of youth coaching experience to the Cougar soccer program.
Jones, 24, earned All-America soccer honors in 1993 as a sophomore at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where Tobias was an assistant coach. A four-time varsity letterwinner for the Mustangs, she captained the team as a junior and senior. Last year, she was a co-captain of the Silicon Valley Red Devils of the women's Premier Soccer League.
This will be Jones' first collegiate coaching position, but she served as head coach for three different youth club soccer teams in Danville and San Luis Obispo. Jones was also an instructor at various soccer camps at Cal Poly.
"We as a program, and myself in particular, are ecstatic to have Wendy Jones as a part of our coaching staff," Tobias said. "She was an outstanding player in college as an All-American and is also an outstanding person. We think she'll be a major contributor to the success of WSU soccer."
Jones graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education and kinesiology, and a specialization in athletic training. She replaces Robyn Smith on the Cougar soccer coaching staff.