Coaches: Biographies

Blake Lyons

Coaching Staff / 2007-2019

Team: Girls Varsity Softball
Position: Head Coach
Email: blyons@jones.k12.ga.us
Bio:

BLAKE LYONS just completed his 12th season at Jones County High School where the team made it to the state playoffs for the 11th time in 12 years. Lyons’ overall record at Jones County is 290-148-2 and his career overall softball record is 479-199-2. In 2010 the Lady Hounds won the GHSA AAAA State Championship. This gave Lyons’ his 2nd State Title as a Head Coach. He has coached in the the GACA Senior All Star game in 1999 & 2011, and also was a coach for the Georgia Dugout Club All State Team in 2011 & 2017.

Before taking over at Jones County, he was the head coach of Fastpitch at Eagle’s Landing High School from 1998-2003 (161 wins-43 losses, 1999 State Champions, 1998 State Runner-Up, 4 Time Region Champions) and at Stockbridge High School in 2006 (26 wins-7 losses, Sub-Region Champions). Lyons was also the 1st Head Baseball Coach at Eagle’s Landing High School and continued that role for 13 seasons. Along with his teaching duties Lyons’ is also an assistant golf coach for the Hounds and Lady Hounds golf teams and was also Head Coach of the 2009 and 2010 State Champion Unified Special Olympic Softball teams. The 2009 team competed as Team Georgia at the National Special Olympics in Lincoln, Nebraska in July of 2010 and brought home the Silver medal.

Lyons is married to Vikki (Forry) Lyons who is a Special Education Teacher at Dames Ferry Elementary School and they have two children. Mitchel is a 2014 graduate of JCHS, a 2017 Graduate of Georgia Military College, and a musician (drummer) and lives in Nashville, TN. Rachel is a 2017 Graduate of  JCHS and is currently a cheerleader and former golfer for the Yellowjackets at Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.

 

Arthur “Tripp” Burt

Coaching Staff /2012-2019

Team: Girls Varsity Softball
Position: Assistant Coach
Email: aburt@jones.k12.ga.us
Bio:

ARTHUR “TRIPP” BURT began his softball coaching at Jones County in 2011 and he continues that roll. He has been a member of the JCHS baseball coaching staff and is a former head middle school baseball coach at Gray Station Middle School where his team won the MMSAL Championship in 2014 & 2015. Coach Burt teaches at JCHS in the Social Studies Department. He is a former college catcher and brings great knowledge to the softball program in all aspects of the game. He is married to Crystal who is an English teacher at Jones County High School and they have two children, Chip and Audrey.

 

Mikayla Greene

Coaching Staff /2014-2019

Team: Girls Varsity Softball
Position: Assistant Coach
Email: mgreene@jones.k12.ga.us
Bio:

MIKAYLA (SPARKS) GREENE returns as a softball assistant coach for the Lady Hounds. She is the head coach of the Lady Hounds Soccer program where she led the team to their 1st state playoff appearance in 2019. Coach Greene has her Masters Degree from GCSU in Health/PE with a major in Exercise Science. Before college Mikayla was the starting shortstop on the 2010 Jones County State Championship team along with the 2009 and 2010 Region Champion teams while also playing tennis for the Lady Hounds. She continued playing softball at GCSU following a stellar high school career. Coach Greene is married to Travis and they reside in Gray.