Coach Heather Jones was raised in Ohio. She attended California University of Pennsylvania, on a basketball scholarship, where she earned recognition as one of the conference leaders in scoring and rebounding. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Business. Immediately out of college, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to work with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General. She relocated to Texas with her family in 2004 due to her husband's military orders.
With almost 20 years in the sport of basketball, Coach Jones played for two military (Army and Marine) women's basketball teams and also traveled overseas to play in tournaments. In addition, she established a select basketball program where she coached for eight years until she started her middle and high school coaching career at Pantego Christian Academy where she coached for five years.
She currently works full time outside of Parish and is married to AJ who is a retired Navy veteran. She has three kids: Maddy who attends Prairie View A&M University, Jayden who graduated from Parish and attends SMU, and Brendan who is a junior at Parish. Outside of all things basketball, Coach Jones enjoys spending time with family, attending SMU football games, traveling, and shopping.