Jones hired as director of speed improvement and skill development

Tiger Jones has been hired as the director of speed improvement and skill development.

He worked for Billy Napier at Louisiana from 2018-20 as an assistant director of strength and conditioning. He worked at Arizona last season as an assistant strength coach.

He began his coaching career at Texas A&M in 2017.

Jones, a Mobile, Alabama, native, played at Louisville from 2000-04. He was a member of the Washington Football Team in 2004.

He then embarked on an eight-year career in the Arena Football League. He caught 1,041 passes for 14,329 yards and 286 touchdowns in his career. He was named First Team All-Arena three times and Second Team All-Arena twice. He was the league’s wide receiver of the year in 2011.

Jones was also invited to training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012.

He joins a strength and conditioning staff at Florida led by Mark Hocke.

Ethan Hughes
Ethan was born in Gainesville and has lived in the Starke, Florida, area his entire life. He played basketball for five years and knew he wanted to be a sportswriter when he was in middle school. He’s attended countless Gators athletic events since his early childhood, with baseball being his favorite sport to attend. He’s a proud 2019 graduate of the University of Florida and a 2017 graduate of Santa Fe College. He interned with the University Athletic Association’s communications department for 1 ½ years as a student and also wrote for for two years before joining Gator Country in 2021. He is a long-suffering fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars. You can follow him on Twitter @ethanhughes97.