The USGTF’s Bert Jones has been named the head coach of the St. Francis High School golf team, Sacramento, California, starting with the 2016 season, athletic director Mark McGreevy announced. Jones, an experienced golfer and teaching professional, replaces Cindy Mah-Lyford, who is now an assistant with the Sacramento State golf program.“Success in golf depends less on strength of body but more on strength of mind and character,” said Jones. “I look forward to elevating St. Francis golf to the highest levels possible.”Jones, who lives in Loomis, California, is certified as a USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional, certifying new teaching professionals three times a year. He holds certifications from the World Golf Coaches Alliance, SeeMore Putter Institute, Vector Green Reading and The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. Jones currently teaches multiple golf clinics, The First Tee program, and group and private lessons at Darkhorse Golf Course in Auburn. He has also taught at Diamond Oaks and Woodcreek Golf Courses in Roseville. Jones also holds multiple certifications from the National Federation of High Schools, and is a member of the Northern California Golf & United States Golf Associations.Jones embarks on his coaching career after 35 years in the pharmaceutical sector, working for Burroughs Wellcome Company and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) out of North Carolina. He earned numerous appointments and board positions during his distinguished career, including serving as the chair of the California Medical Association Foundation Corporate Advisory Board and the Texas Healthcare Council. He played one season at Texas A&M.Pictured above from left to right: Athletic Director, Mark McGreevy, Assistant Coach, Brittany Riggs and new Head Coach, Bert Jones.