49th Annual Woodbury Relays Dedication
Dan Jones started his Woodbury coaching career 25 years ago as a Junior High Track coach in 1997 and continued at that level through 1999 season. In 2000, he assumed the varsity throwing coach position and never looked back. He was part of the coaching staff in 2006 that won a South Jersey Group 1 title. He then teamed up with coach Zac Valentine as Co-Head coaches for the 2008 season. In 2009, he was named Head Coach, and led the program to back-to-back South Jersey Group 1 and State Group 1 titles in 2010 and 2011. During Dan’s tenure he has coached 14 individual State Champions, and two Meet of Champions winners. He was named South Jersey Track coach of the year by the Courier Post and South Jersey Times in 2010. He was also named the New Jersey’s 2010-2011 Coach of the Year in Boys Outdoor Track and Field for the National Federation of High Schools Association award.
He would like to thank Athletic Trainer Mel Arno, all the assistants that has he worked with over the years, and Athletic Directors Grant Shivers and Dan Howey. Finally, he would like to thank his wife Carlotta and daughters Lindsay and Katie for their patience and understanding over the past quarter century while he was away for many late nights and weekends ensuring the success of the Woodbury Boys Track and Field team.