Kam Jones was a standout two-sport star for the Indians during his career at Napa High. Excelling on the football field and the track, Jones earned numerous accolades during his time as an Indian. He started at a defensive back as a junior, and by his senior year, Jones had been named captain and became a two-way starter. As the Indians’ running back, Jones scored ten touchdowns and rushed for 1,000 yards. He was named Monticello Empire League Back of the Year as well as All-County Player of the Year in 1996.
In the spring of his senior year, Jones took to the track, where he was a 100-meter and 200-meter sprinter. In the 100-meter, he placed third at the MEL Championship, second at CIF Sac-Joaquin Sub-Sections and ninth in the Section Finals. He was also named Napa High Athlete of the Year, as well as Napa Valley Register Male Athlete of the Year, in 1997.
Jones attended Occidental College, where he was a member of the football and track teams. Jones also qualified and ran the 100M and 200M at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships.
“He had the great gift of speed,” said Napa High Hall of Fame football coach Bob Herlocker. “He could run around defenses or he could run through them. He had the whole package. It’s always great to see kids that you coached or that you coached against get into the Hall and get the rewards that they deserve. This is one that is very deserving. He was as good off the field as he was on the field.”
Jones currently coaches Track & Field at Napa High. He and his wife Danielle, also a 1997 Napa High graduate, have three children.