Val Jones is beginning her fifth season in the LaGrange College Athletics Department. She has worked the past four years with the Panthers' women's basketball program. Jones has a degree in Sports Management from the University of West Georgia and holds a Masters in Art Teaching graduate degree from LaGrange College.
Jones is a native of Troy, Ala. and a graduate of Charles Henderson High School. She was a four-year starter at Charles Henderson and named to the Dothan Eagle Super 12 team. Jones was an all-state honorable mention selection and played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game.
Jones began her collegiate career at NCAA Division I member Jacksonville (Fla.) University. She played two years at Jacksonville before transferring to NCAA Division II West Georgia. In two years at West Georgia, Jones played guard, starting 52 of 53 games. Jones led the team in steals both seasons, finishing her career at West Georgia with 127.