Ronnie Joe Jones ((1955-10-17)October 17, 1955 in Dumas, Texas) is an American football coach. Though currently an assistant at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, Jones has served on coaching staffs at numerous colleges and NFL teams.
A native of Sunray, Texas, Jones graduated from Sunray High School in 1974. He went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a master's degree from Northeastern State University. While at Northeastern, he began his coaching career. In 1984 he joined John Cooper's staff at Tulsa as strength and conditioning coach and moved with him to Arizona State a year later.
In 1987 he joined Buddy Ryan's coaching staff with the Philadelphia Eagles. After two stints with the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Raiders in 1991 and 1992, respectively, Jones rejoined Ryan as linebackers coach for the Houston Oilers in 1993. As Ryan became head coach for the Arizona Cardinals, he selected Jones as his defensive coordinator.
Heading back to the collegiate ranks, Jones became defensive coordinator at the University of Texas at El Paso under coach Charlie Bailey. In 2000, Bailey was replaced by Gary Nord, thus Jones went on to coach the special teams for the Buffalo Bills.
In a surprising move, Jones became head coach at Ottawa University, a small NAIA school in Ottawa, Kansas. Jones was the 27th head coach for the Braves and he held that position for the 2001 season.