Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach For the Lincoln Lady Abes
Jamila Jones was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington and is a proud product of the Hilltop neighborhood. Coach Jones went on to earn a B.A. in Social Work from Texas Lutheran University where he also played football. After teaching 4th grade in Phoenix, Arizona for two years, Coach Jones returned home to earn a M.A. in Education from Antioch University. Upon graduation, Jones spent the next nine years working for the College Success Foundation as a HERO Advisor at Foss and Lincoln High School. Coach Jones was then hired on at Lincoln High School, his alma matar, as the College and Career Counselor where he has served diligently for the last four years.
Coach Jones began his coaching career volunteering as a youth basketball and football coach in 2001. His volunteer service would see him work with teams in Phoenix, Seguin, Fife, Milton, and Tacoma. Coach Jones is no stranger to the pride and tradition of Lincoln Sports. As a 1997 graduate of Lincoln High School, Jamila played both football and basketball for the Abes. Prior to being hired as the Girls’ Basketball Head Coach, Coach Jones served as an Assistant Coach for the Lincoln boys program.
Coaching Record while Head Coach at Lincoln
2014-2018 Seasons Overall Record 105-29
2014: 20-6 2nd in League, 5th at Districts, State Quarter finalist
2015: 16-9 2nd in League 6th at Districts, State appearance
2016: 24-3 League Champions, District Champions, State Quarter Finalist, Narrows League Coach of the Year, All-Area Coach of the Year.
2017: 21-8 League Champions, 3rd in Districts, 5th in state, Pierce County League Coach of the Year.
2018: 24-3 League Champions, District Champions, State Quarter Finalist, All-Area Coach Of the Year, 3A State All-Star Game Coach Selection.
Coach Jones dedicates his work to the youth of Tacoma on and off the court, to his late Grandmother Myrtle Jones, Mother Pecca Jones, God Mom Jean Kampen. As well as Teryl Dirks. Off the court, Coach Jones spends his time with his wife Samantha and his sons Jasiah and Jaxon.