One of the most decorated players to come through the renowned UC San Diego women's soccer program, Kristin Jones is in her 10th season as a Triton assistant coach in 2013.
Jones was promoted to the top assistant position prior to the start of the 2006 campaign. She assists with all aspects of the team in addition to on-field coaching, including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, travel and camps. All told, 2013 marks the 14th year in succession of Jones' time at UCSD, with the first four as a player.
As a player, Jones helped usher in the Division II era at UCSD as it won back-to-back national champions in 2000 and 2001 after moving up from Division III. In Jones' four seasons from 2000-03, the Tritons ultimately won four consecutive CCAA Championship titles and made four NCAA Championship berths and advanced to the NCAA semifinals on three of those occasions.
Jones finished her illustrious career with 81 total points from 29 assists and 26 goals, eight of them game-winners. A two-time All-American, three-time first-team NSCAA All-West Region and three-time All-CCAA selection for head coach Brian McManus, she was named the CCAA Player of the Year as a senior after producing team-leading totals of 10 goals and 12 assists. Jones' career assists total ranks her No. 6 on UCSD's all-time list.
Alongside her duties at UCSD, Jones is currently the director of coaching with the La Jolla Impact and the girl's varsity coach at La Jolla High School.
Jones previously assisted McManus with the organization of the La Jolla Nomads Soccer Club for six years, earning a promotion to assistant director of the girl's program in 2008.
Jones earned her bachelor's degree from UCSD in human development in 2004. An enthusiast of international soccer and loyal supporter of famed English club Manchester United, Jones attended the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.