Mike Jones, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and head athletic trainer, is in his eighth year at UAB and sixth in charge of the Sports Medicine Department.
Jones oversees the athletic training for UAB's 16 varsity sports and is the head athletic trainer for the football squad. In his Assistant Athletic Trainer role at UAB, Jones worked with the football team, including the program's trip to the 2004 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.
Jones previously served an Associate Athletic Trainer at the UAB Sports Medicine Clinic from 1999 to 2000 and as a Staff Athletic Trainer at the University of Cincinnati from 1998 to 1999, where he worked with the Bearcat football, swimming and diving teams.
Jones earned a B.A. in secondary education in 1996 and a master's degree in health education from UAB in 1997.
He joined the Blazer football team in 1993 after transferring from Jones Community College in Ellisville, Miss. He was among the first scholarship classes in the history of UAB football and is a Blazer letterman. As a graduate student, he worked with the Blazer football and volleyball teams. He serves as chairman of the Public Relations and Governmental Affairs Committee for the Alabama State Association of Athletic Trainers and, in May 2008, was elected to the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers.
PERSONAL: A native of New Augusta, Miss., Jones has two daughters: Kerrigan and Mackenzie.