– Assistant Athletic Director – Facilities/Operations
Melvin Jones comes to the University of Ft. Lauderdale from Florida Memorial University where he served as the Wellness Center Manager. He was responsible for managing the athletic facilities. Prior to FMU, Jones had a 19-year career as an Educator and Athletic Coach in the Broward County School system. During his career, he has taught on the Elementary, Middle, and High School Levels. Melvin has taught Physical Education, Mathematics, and has work in Special Education.
Melvin Jones was a Teacher and Football Coach at Coral Springs High School, where he mentored the Wide Receivers.
Prior to CSHS, Mr. Jones served as the QB Coach at Somerset Academy in Pembroke Pines. He helped the Panthers to a 7-3 record.
Prior to SA, he spent two years as the Head Football Coach at Pompano Beach High School. During his second year, he was named the Head Boys Track & Field Coach as well. He helped build relationships with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Miami Dolphins Organization.
Mr. Jones also had coaching stints at Fort Lauderdale HS, Nova HS, Pope John Paul II HS, Olympic Heights HS and Coconut Creek HS. He also spent two years as the Head Flag Football Coach at Nova HS. Mr. Jones was also an Asst. Wrestling Coach for 7 years. He has coached countless players that have gone on to have great College and NFL careers. He has also trained in the Martial Arts since the age of 6.
Mr. Jones played his college football career at Tusculum College and Jacksonville University.
Mr. Jones earned his Bachelor of General Studies Degree from Jacksonville University, an MBA in Sports and Athletics Administration from Lynn University and is currently earning a Doctor of Business Administration in Sports Administration Degree from Saint Thomas University. He also works for the Miami Dolphins Organization.
Melvin resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL with his wife, Tina, and their 5 children, Shavontae, Timothy, Melvin Jr, Toni, and Kylee. They also have an adorable grandson, Josiah. Mr. Jones is also a Charter Member of the Omicron Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.