Brittany JonesHead Coach
Alma Mater: Stetson, '07
Office Phone: 863-616-6455
Brittany Jones was hired as Florida Southern’s new head women’s soccer coach in February of 2012, and began her first full season with the Moccasins this August. She spent the previous five seasons as the assistant coach at Stetson University, where she also played from 2003-06. Jones is replacing former coach Ben Strawbridge, who left Florida Southern to take a position as an assistant at the University of Arkansas. Jones is also a staff member for the Florida Olympic Development Program, working with the Florida Youth Soccer Association, holds a USSF National “B” coaching license, and an NSCAA National Diploma.
A four-year starting defender for the Hatters, Jones was a First Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference pick as a senior, an ASC All-Tournament selection as a junior, and four-time member of the All-ASC Academic Team. Over those four years, the Hatters recorded 32 shutouts, and had two seasons with a goals against average under 1.00. She was also selected to Stetson’s 20th Anniversary Team in August of 2012, earning her a spot among the all-time greatest players to wear a Stetson uniform.
During her senior year, Jones led the Stetson defense to a record-setting season that included a 0.93 goals against average and 10 shutouts. The Hatters finished 12-8-1 overall, tying another school record for wins, and finished second in the Atlantic Sun Conference with a 7-1-1 mark. Seven of their 10 shutouts came in conference play where the Hatters surrendered just three goals, and the season ended with Stetson’s first ever appearance in the ASC championship game. Jones scored her only goal that year in a match at 3rd-ranked Florida State, giving the Hatters an early lead, though the Seminoles came back for a 2-1 win. As a junior, Jones tied for the team lead in assists, and helped the Hatters bring that season to a close with five shutouts in their last six games, setting the stage for her remarkable senior year in 2006.
Following her playing career at Stetson, Jones joined the coaching staff where she served as an assistant for five years under Julie Orlowski. During that time, the Hatters nearly tied the school record for wins again, when they went 11-7-2 in 2009, and advanced to the ASC Tournament semifinals.
A native Floridian from Apopka, Jones graduated magna cum laude in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitative studies and was chosen as the Outstanding Senior for Stetson’s Department of Integrative Health Sciences. She went on to earn her master’s degree from Stetson in business administration, and is also strength and conditioning certified (PES).
updated for the 2012 season