SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR
Hometown: Aliceville, AL
Experience: 12 years
Fire Amos Jones
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jones has 38 years of coaching experience on the high school, college and professional levels, including the last 12 in the NFL. He spent the 2018 season as the Cleveland Browns’ special teams coordinator after five seasons (2013-2017) in the same capacity for the Arizona Cardinals, where he worked under Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians. Over those five years, Jones helped two players, Justin Bethel (2013-15) and Budda Baker (2017), earn four of the 10 possible Pro Bowl spots awarded to special teamers. His 2014 kickoff coverage unit ranked fourth in the league with an opponent average drive start following kickoffs of the 20-yard line. In both 2012 (Drew Butler, 34) and 2013 (Dave Zastudil, 35), Cardinals punters tied for the league lead in punts inside the 20.
Prior to his time in Arizona, Jones spent six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, first as assistant special teams coach (2007-11) before being promoted to special teams coach in 2012. In 2011, he helped Antonio Brown reach his first career Pro Bowl, as a kick returner, contributing to the club’s Super Bowl XLIII Championship. Two seasons earlier, the Steelers led the NFL in kickoff return yards, while Stefan Logan set a franchise record in that category.
Before entering the NFL ranks, Jones spent time at Mississippi State (2004-06), James Madison (2003), Cincinnati (1999-02), British Columbia of the Canadian Football League, Tulane (1995-96), Pittsburgh (1992), Alabama (1990-91, 1981-82) and Temple (1983-88).
Jones, a native of Aliceville, Ala., was a safety and running back at Alabama (1978-80), where he played under legendary head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, winning back-to-back national championships in 1978-79.
Jones earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Alabama. He is a native of Aliceville, Ala.
Jones and his wife, Stacy, have a daughter, Samantha, and three sons, Joshua, Nathan and Jeremy.
Amos Jones’ Coaching Background:
1981-82 University of Alabama, graduate assistant
1983-88 Temple University, special teams coordinator/defensive line coach/tight ends coach
1989 Shades Valley High School (Ala.), assistant coach
1990-91 University of Alabama, special teams coordinator
1992 University of Pittsburgh, kicking game coordinator
1993-94 Eau Gallie High School (Fla.), assistant coach
1995-96 Tulane University, linebackers coach
1997 British Columbia Lions, assistant coach
1998 East St. John High School (La.), assistant coach
1999-02 University of Cincinnati, special teams coordinator/running backs coach
2003 James Madison University, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach
2004-05 Mississippi State University, linebackers coach/special teams coordinator
2006 Mississippi State University, outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator
2007-11 Pittsburgh Steelers, assistant special teams coach
2012 Pittsburgh Steelers, special teams coach
2013-17 Arizona Cardinals, special teams coordinator
2018 Cleveland Browns, special teams coordinator
2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant special teams coordinator