JUCO NEWS: Short named Assistant Basketball Coach at Jones College

Jones College third-year head men’s basketball coach Newton Mealer has announced an addition to his staff.

Trent Short will join the Bobcats as an assistant coach for the 2023-24 season.

Short comes to Jones after serving as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, the University of Mobile. Prior to that, he was a GA at Central Methodist University.

He oversaw player development, personnel and scout, the defensive side of the ball and JUCO and high school recruiting at his previous stops, coaching a combined six all-conference players and a pair of NAIA All-Americans.

Short was a three-year starter and two-time team captain at Mobile from 2017-21 where he holds single-season school records in three-point percentage (45.5) and made 3s per game (3.2). He was also a three-time member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic Team with the Rams. 

The Pensacola native prepped at Pace High School in Pace, Florida.


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