• Two-time ACC Coach of the Year (2008, 2015)
Updated August 2016
Under his direction, there is no limit on how high the Seminole programs will go. Florida State Golf will remain in excellent hands in the foreseeable future, as Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox announced on June 5, 2015, that he extended Jones' contract through the 2020 season.
“Trey has done an outstanding job and I am pleased that he has committed to FSU’s long-term success,” said Wilcox. “We are consistently competing at the very highest level and our program, which has had great past success, is arguably at its strongest ever. We look forward to continued success under Trey’s outstanding leadership.”
Jones is responsible for attracting nationally ranked recruiting classes, upgrading the Seminoles' schedule to where it is ranked among the nation’s toughest on an annual basis and creating one of the most functional player development facilities in all of college golf on one of the Seminoles' five home golf courses. Jones continues annually to build on the Seminoles' success in developing the nation's top talent into national contenders and collegiate golf's elite players.
The top-notch head coach helped FSU Men’s Golf achieve more milestones in 2016. For the fifth consecutive year, the Seminoles made the NCAA Tournament – the longest active streak in the ACC and tied for the sixth-longest nationally. Senior Hank Lebioda became the third Seminole to win ACC Player of the Year honors, while redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar’s career year put him on the All-ACC Team and PING Southeast All-Region Team alongside Lebioda. Senior leader Lebioda was also a PING All-American.
FSU’s two All-ACC selections in 2016 makes it 10 straight years the Seminoles have garnered multiple all-conference selections. Heading into the 2016-17 season, FSU has finished in the Top five in 51 of its last 72 tournaments played, equating to an impressive 70.8 percent.
Jones guided Florida State to its most successful season in program history in 2015, earning ACC Coach of the Year honors for the second time. FSU ranked No. 1 in the Golf Coaches Association of America Poll for most of the season and entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed for the first time ever. The Noles set a school record with six tournament victories and established three All-Americans in Jack Maguire (First Team), Hank Lebioda (Second Team) and Rowin Caron (Third Team) - the most in a single year.
Named the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year as he led the Seminoles to the first conference championship in the sport of golf in school history, Jones is no stranger to competing with the nation's best in one of the top conferences for college golf.
Building championship teams and elevating those teams onto the national stage is nothing new to Jones, who has earned five conference coach of the year awards and led 15 of his 20 teams at the Division I level to the NCAA Championship tournament. His teams consistently hold prominent places in the national rankings, are adept at winning conference championships and are annually among the top producers of All-American and all-conference performers.
Jones has become one of the winningest coaches in school history in his first 13 years in Florida State. He is the only coach in school history to lead the Seminoles to 11 NCAA Tournament appearances (no other coach has led Florida State to more than five appearances) and he is ranked first in school history with 20 tournament championships (second is nine by Don Veller). The Seminoles have appeared in a school record 11 consecutive NCAA Tournaments entering the 2016-17 season.
2015 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2014 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2013 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2010 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP