Willie Jones is in his fourth season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Nebraska football team in 2012. Jones came to Nebraska in 2009 from South Dakota State, where he spent two years as a graduate assistant for the Jackrabbit strength and conditioning department.
With the Huskers, Jones assists Head Football Strength Coach James Dobson with all aspects of the strength and conditioning for football.
Jones earned his bachelor's degree in health promotion from South Dakota State in 2007. He also completed his master's degree in sport science from SDSU in May of 2012. Jones was a three-year letterman for the Jackrabbit football team from 2002 to 2006.
Jones is also a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). He is also a certified strength and conditioning coach through the same organization. A native of Yankton, S.D., Jones is also CPR certified through the American Red Cross. He is the proud parent of one son, Cameron.