Rodney Jones is in his 12th season as a Tigers assistant coach. Coach Rod teaches US History at BAHS. During his time at Broken Arrow, the Tigers have won 3 Dual State Championships and 4 Team State Championships crowning 30 Individual State Champions. Before arriving at BA Coach Rod spent 1 year coaching/teaching at Mustang HS in Mustang, OK. At Mustang he helped lead the Broncos to a 5th place finish at the State tournament placing 3 wrestlers with one State Champion.
Coach Rod graduated from Tulsa Webster High School in 1994, where he wrestled for his father Ernie Jones. At Webster, Coach Rod went undefeated his senior year winning the State Championship at 135 pounds and was named a High School All-American. The Tulsa Webster team won back-to back Dual and Team State Championships in 1993-1994. The 1994 team finished the season ranked nationally.
After high school, Coach Rod attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a 4 year starter at OU finishing his last three seasons as an All-American. In 1999 the Sooners won the Big 12 Wrestling Championship and Coach Rod finished as the NCAA runner-up that season at 165 pounds. Coach Rod graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1999 with Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree.
After his senior season Coach Rod joined the OU coaching staff serving as a volunteer coach for one year then as an assistant coach for 4 years. From 2000-2004 the Sooners had 21 NCAA All-Americans and 4 NCAA Champions. The Sooner teams had finishes at the NCAA tournaments of 4th, 4th, 3rd, 3rd, and 9th from 2000-2004. The 2002 Sooner team won the Big 12 Championship and had 6 NCAA All-Americans.
Coach Rod is married to Alexandria and has 2 daughters (Tallulah and Charlie). Coach Rod spends his free time with his family and does a number of different wrestling camps and clinics throughout the year.
7 Team State Championship
31 Individual State Champions
21 NCAA All-Americans(Univ. of Oklahoma)
4 NCAA Champions
Big 12 Team Champions (2002)
20 years experience
Oklahoma State Champion
High School All-American
4 year starter (Univ. of Oklahoma)
3x NCAA All-American
Big 12 Team Champions (1999)
Notable Wrestlers and Coaches that Coach Rod has learned from: John Kading(NCAA Champ), Byron Tucker(NCAA Champ), Michael Lightner(NCAA Champ and World team Member), Teyon Ware(NCAA Champ and World Team Member), Jared Frayer(NCAA Finalist and Olympian), Robbie Waller NCAA Champ), Coach Chuck Barber(OU), Coach Barry Weldon(OU and NCAA Champ), Teague Moore(OU/NCAA Champ/Head Coach American University), Mark Manning(OU/Head Coach University of Nebraska