Lindsey Jones joined the Saint Mary's women's soccer staff in 2007 and enters her third season, and first as the Associated Head Coach. Jones came to Moraga from Notre Dame where she was an assistant coach for the Irish during the 2006 season.
Prior to her one season as a coach at Notre Dame, Jones worked one year on Northwestern's 2005 staff. Prior to her time at Northwestern, Jones spent 2004 in New South Wales, Australia, where she coached at both the Paul Wade National Soccer School and with the Northern NSW Soccer Federation coaching program. She also competed for the Northern NSW Pride of the WNSL.
Jones played two seasons in the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), for the New York Power ('03) and San Jose Cyber Rays ('02). During her time with the Cyber Rays, Jones played alongside her former Notre Dame teammate and former SMC head women's soccer coach Kelly Lindsey.
Jones brings several levels of unique soccer experience to the coaching staff. The South Bend native helped Notre Dame total 82 wins in her four-year career ('98-'01) - highlighted by the 1999 NCAA runner-up season and a return to the College Cup semifinals as the nation's No. 1-ranked team in 2000 - before going on to play two seasons in the WUSA and then playing and coaching for a year in Australia.
The co-captain of the 2001 team, Jones totaled 70 career starts and ranks 11th in Notre Dame history with 96 games played. She missed just one game in four seasons while helping the Irish win nearly 87 percent of their games (82-11-4) during the 1998-2001 seasons.
Jones graduated from Notre Dame in 2002 with a 3.33 GPA as a double major in psychology and sociology, and completed her master's degree in Leadership from Saint Mary's College in 2009.
She worked for the Inner City Teach-In Corps in Chicago before joining the WUSA in the middle of the 2002 season. A former member of the Olympic Development Program Region II team, Jones was a standout soccer, basketball and track performer at South Bend's John Adams High School. She received NSCAA all-region honors in soccer, totaled nine city titles in seven different track events, and was named the South Bend Tribune female athlete of the year.