Clenita "Penny" Belford
Clenita "Penny" Belford
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 850-484-1331
Email: cejones@pensacolastate.edu

Clenita "Penny" Belford enters her fourth season with the Lady Pirates in 2017-2018. This past season Jones helped guide the Lady Pirates to an 18-10 overall record. Jones came to the Sunshine State after two season as an Assistant Coach at NCAA Division I member Weber State in Utah where she helped turn around the Wildcat program that was 0-29 to one that combined for 18 wins with her two recruting classes. Jones worked with the guards and posts during her two seasons in Ogden and was instrumental in their opponent scouting work. Along with her work on the court, Jones helped in organizing a number of community service events for the Wildcats including their annual Play4Kay game. Helping Weber's team in the classroom, Jones was the teams academic liaison, monitoring the student-athletes academic progress throughout the year. 

Jones' first experience in the junior college ranks was at Seward County in Liberal, Kansas where she spent three seasons before accepting the position at Weber State. Jones mentored five Division I transfers while at Seward and watched 12 players sign at the NCAA level. She coached four All-American's in her three seasons including PSC's assistant coach Rachel Barnes. She also helped lead the Lady Saints to three 20 win seasons. Recruiting players from across the United States and across the world, Seward posted a 75-22 overall record in Jones' tenure in Liberal. Seward County was ranked in the NJCAA Top 20 in all three of Jones' seasons with the Lady Saints including their 31-3, Jayhawk West Conference Championship season in 2010. 

Prior to arriving in Liberal, Jones served as the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of South Alabama. While in Mobile, Joones was responsible for a number of key behind the scenes tasks including film exchange, opponents scouting, as well as developing recruiting materials. In her two seasons at South Alabama, the Jaguars compiled an overall record of 42-23 with a pair of 20 win seasons.

As a player, Jones was a standout at the University of West Florida. She remains in the top 10 of a number of all-time categories at UWF including assists where she is 2nd and steals where she is 7th. She was named the Argos MVP during her senior season and was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year three times. She is a Pensacola native, leading Booker T. Washington High School to an undefeated State Championship season in 2000. 

 

Pensacola State College (Head Coach) 2014 - Present

Weber State University (Assistant Coach) 2012-2014

Seward County CC (Assistant Coach) 2009-2012

University of South Alabama (Director of Basketball Operations) 2007-2009

Concordia Lutheran High School (Head JV Coach/Assistant Varsiity Coachh) 2006

University of West Florida (Player) 2000-2004