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WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University cross country and track & field programs will enter a new era with the announcement of KayMarie Jones as the head coach.wssu keymarie jonesJones

Jones comes to WSSU after three years as an assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands University where she served as an assistant coach with the Cowgirls. During her tenure, she helped the program to finish ranked seventh in the nation last season with eight All-Americans. The team also won a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Championship where her student-athletes swept the women’s triple jump and won the women’s 200m dash, long jump, and the 4 x100m relay. For her efforts, Jones was honored as the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Prior to joining the coaching staff at New Mexico Highlands, Jones served as a volunteer coach at Clemson. She also has coaching stints at Adams State and Wingate University. She is a 2013 graduate of Adams State University and she holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Adams State (2014) as well.

Jones and the Rams will make their cross country season debut at the Chick-fil-A Invitational hosted by Catawba University on Saturday, September 1st. 



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