Auburn Riverside chooses Eric Jones as wrestling coach

Ravens promotes assistant, a two-time state champion and alumnus

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 6:09pm
  • Sports

Eric Jones has been chosen as the wrestling head coach at Auburn Riverside High School.

Jones succeeds his older brother, Kyle, who has accepted the position as dean of students at the school.

An assistant the past seven years, Eric Jones welcomes the chance to lead the Ravens, three-time defending North Puget Sound League Olympic champions who have gone undefeated in division duals the past three seasons. The Ravens took a program-best 14 individuals to state last season.

“I am grateful to have learned underneath two incredible coaches in Kyle Jones and Steve Mead over the last seven years,” said Jones, the NPSL Assistant Coach of the Year the past two seasons. “I thank them for all they have passed down to me and am very excited about this opportunity and continuing our success here at Auburn Riverside.”

Jones, a 2008 Auburn Riverside graduate, was a three-time SPSL North League champion and a four-time regional champion who captured state titles in his weight class in 2007 and 2008. After high school, Jones was a junior college All-American at Highline and finished his career at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was part of a national champion.

“It is great to have a true Raven like Eric Jones work with our kids,” said Doug Aubert, the school’s athletics director. “Much of the current success the team has had recently can be attributed to Eric. We are very happy to be able to make this seamless transition.”

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Emerald Downs to open for horse racing June 22

No fans initially at Auburn track; fans can wager from home

FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
T-Birds issue ticket refunds, exchanges for cancelled games in Kent

17,000 tickets sold for three March contests at ShoWare Center

T-Birds select 13 players in Bantam Draft

Seattle trades goalie Roddy Ross to Regina for three draft picks

Auburn Riverside’s Camden Heilborn to play volleyball at Western Washington

Will join sister Calley Heilborn at Bellingham school

High school stadium lights will go on across the state, including Kent and Auburn, on Friday night to honor the Class of 2020. COURTESY PHOTO
No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.

Emerald Downs still plans to have horse racing season in 2020

Horse training continues at Auburn racetrack

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

T-Birds select Dauner, Mackie in Western Hockey League U.S. Prospects Draft

Dauner is a center from Fargo; Mackie is a defenseman from Anchorage

The waiting game

High school spring sports put on hold as officials hope for a change to salvage play

Western Hockey League cancels playoffs for 2020 because of COVID-19

No more games this season for Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds

Applications being accepted for Smart Choices Scholarships

High school seniors encouraged to apply; deadline is April 1