GREENSBORO, N.C—Former Guilford College relief pitcher Logan Jones '17 was recently hired by the Arizona Diamondbacks' baseball organization as a strength and conditioning coach. Jones left his position at Wake Forest University as a Sports Performance Intern and reports to the Diamondbacks' Spring Training base in Scottsdale, Arizona, next week. After spring training, Jones will likely work with one of the Diamondbacks' minor-league teams.
Jones, an exercise and sport sciences graduate, was a seven-time member of Guilford's Student-Athlete Honor Roll and a dean's list student. He presented a poster at Guilford's 2017 Undergraduate Symposium titled, "Testing the Exercise Commitment Model and its Relationship to Athletes and Non-Athletes and Exercise Behavior." Jones was twice named to the Academic All-ODAC team in his career.
Jones entered Guilford as an infielder and pitcher but primarily played in the outfield for most of his career. He ultimately played five different positions in his first three seasons before moving to the bullpen for his senior year. One of the Quakers' top relief pitchers, Jones played in a club-high 20 games and tied for a team-best 6-1 record. He led regular pitchers with a 3.07 earned run average over 55.2 innings, and also recorded two saves. Among Old Dominion Athletic Conference leaders, Jones ranked fifth in appearances and wins, and eighth earned run average. Jones fanned 39 batters and his 6.31 strikeouts per game ranked 16th in the league. He was awarded Guilford's 2017 George T. Wynne Most Improved Athlete Award.