Ashley "AJ" Jones

Special guest

PARK UNIVERSITY, WHICH BECAME THE FIRST COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA TO ANNOUNCE (IN JULY 2018) THAT IT WOULD OFFER A VARSITY ESPORTS PROGRAM STARTING WITH THE SPRING 2019 SEMESTER, APPOINTED ASHLEY JONES AS ITS FIRST ESPORTS COACH ON JANUARY 7, 2019.

JONES OVERSEES PARK'S ESPORTS PROGRAM, WHICH INCLUDES THREE GAME TITLES, LEAGUE OF LEGENDS, ROCKET LEAGUE AND OVERWATCH.

THE PIRATES COMPETE UNDER THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE ESPORTS (NACE). PARK COMPETES IN PRACTICE AND ON GAME DAYS IN THE STATE-OF-THE-ART GAMING FACILITY, THE PARKADE BATTLEGROUNDS AREA LOCATED IN THE MABEE LEARNING CENTER/ACADEMIC UNDERGROUND OF THE PARKVILLE CAMPUS.

JONES SERVES AS A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR COLLEGIATE ESPORTS IN THE LOCAL AND NATIONAL ESPORTS COMMUNITY. SHE IS ONE OF A SELECT FEW COLLEGIATE ESPORTS COACHES THAT SERVE ON THE NACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AS THE CHAIR-ELECT. SHE IS ALSO THE VICE CHAIR OF THE KANSAS CITY ESPORTS COALITION WHICH IS A SEGMENT OF THE KANSAS CITY SPORTS COMMISSION.

PRIOR TO JOINING PARK UNIVERSITY, JONES SERVED AS AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR AND TECHNICAL WRITER AT THE CENTER FOR QUALITY MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SINCE JUNE 2017.

IN ADDITION, SHE ALSO SERVED AS SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR FOR NIGHTMAREGG, AND AS EVENT COORDINATOR AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER FOR TEAM DETONATE LLC.
JONES EARNED A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

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