Kevin Kelley (Pulaski Academy) and Rick Jones (Greenwood) - Two of the best coaches discuss their theory of winningby Kevin Kelley
16 State Championships between these two Arkansas High School football coaches! Over 50 years of coaching experience! These two have been successful for so long and do many things very differently within their programs! There are SO MANY different ways to win! In this video series, Coach Jones and Coach Kelley go back and forth about how they deal with a multitude of issues on building their programs. Come and take a deep dive into what makes these programs sustainable over such a long period of time!
High School and College Coach for 41 years
Head High School Coach for 30 years
College assistant for three years at Missouri State University
Head Coach at: Edmond High School, Tulsa Union High School, Broken Arrow High School, and Greenwood High School
Overall Coaching Record: 307-72; State Champion 9 Times; State Runner-Up 5 Times; 18 Time Coach of the Year; Record at Greenwood: 8 State Championships, 3 Runners-Up, 175-24 (14 Years). 2012 National Federation of High Schools Football Coach of the Year. Inducted to the Oklahoma High School Coaches Hall of Fame 2013. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette State Coach of the Year 2013. Positive Coaching Alliance 2016 National Double Goal Coaching Award. Harding University Athletic Hall of Fame 2016. 2017 Semper Fidelis Coach Award; 2018 AFCA Power of Influence Award;
Professional Organizations: Arkansas Football Coaches Association, Arkansas Activities Association Football Advisory Board; NFHS Coaches Association; American Football Coaches Association
Played 4 years of football at Harding University 1973-1976
16 years as head coach with a total record of 191-27-1. Before becoming head coach at Pulaski Academy HS, they team had never been past the semifinals and had only been there twice. Since then, the school has been to 13 semifinals, 10 championship games, and won 7 state championships. He was has been named USA Today National Coach of the Year, coached in the Under Armour All America Game, appeared in multiple television stories including HBO Real Sports, and a 30 for 30 Short.