Renee Jones joined PVRC as Head Coach in June of 2018. In the spring of 2018, Coach Jones completed her second season as the assistant women’s rowing coach and recruiting coordinator at Wesleyan University where her crews went undefeated in the fall of 2016, and the first varsity eight finished 2nd at Head of the Charles in 2017. Prior to Wesleyan, Jones served for three years as assistant women’s rowing coach, recruiting coordinator, then Interim Head Coach at Trinity College, where she coached athletes in three NCAA Championship events. Since first rowing for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1988, Jones launched “Reach Out and Row,” an outreach rowing program in Norwalk, CT; designed a competitive Master’s program at Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture; co-founded the Power 10 Indoor Rowing Center in Avon, CT; and coached high school crews in Connecticut. Jones, who earned a bachelor's degree from UT-Chattanooga in Health/Physical Education, competes as a Master's rower and resides in Granby, CT with her husband, Chris, and her three boys.