Welcome to our New Football Coach
Pasadena High School (PHS) has appointed Mr. Ron Jones as the new Head Varsity Football Coach. Coach Ron comes to PHS with extensive experience as a coach and mentor for Pasadena youth.
Coach Ron played football at John Muir High School Early College Magnet in Pasadena, where he was a two-year starter and was an All-CIF wide receiver and All-CIF defensive back. He continued his football career at Oregon State University, where he was a three-year letterman who exclusively played defensive back.
After college, Coach Ron coached at Cathedral High School as secondary coach, Village Christian High School as wide receiver coach, St. Monica Catholic High School as defensive coordinator, Notre Dame Sherman Oaks High School as secondary coach, PHS as defensive coordinator, and Burroughs High School as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator. As defensive coordinator at PHS, he was instrumental in taking this team to the Division 3 Playoffs for the first time in the school’s history. The PHS defense, under his direction, averaged 5.6 points allowed per game in Pacific League play. His areas of expertise are defensive and offensive strategy.
“I’m looking forward to being the next head football coach at Pasadena High School. It’s a great feeling to coach in the city that I grew up in. I can’t wait to hit the ground running as we work to build a program that exemplifies excellence on the field and in the classroom,” said Coach Ron. “My goal is to make the Pasadena football program attractive to players and parents alike so that we can keep our Pasadena high school athletes playing in their city.”
PHS principal Matt Kodama said, “PHS is thrilled to welcome Coach Ron back to the Home of the Bulldogs. With his proven track record on the field and his vision for developing scholar-athletes, we look forward to a bright future for our football program.”
“On behalf of Pasadena High School Athletics, I would like to welcome Coach Ron back to Bulldog Nation,” Athletic Director Melodee Ulmer added. “Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!”
Coach Ron will start in his position immediately. Please join me in welcoming Coach Ron home to the Bulldog Community.