Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff


Penny Jones bballPenny Jones

Head Coach

Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd.

Pensacola, Fl 32504





Clenita “Penny” Jones enters her third season with the Lady Pirates in 2015-2016 after guiding them to eight wins in her inaugural season last year.  Jones coached a pair of All-Panhandle Conference selections (Alaysia Mitchell & Tyisha Moore) and watched as three players signed at NCAA institutions including two at Division I schools.

Jones came to the Sunshine State after two seasons as an Assistant Coach at NCAA Division I member Weber State in Utah where she helped turn around a Wildcat program that was 0-29 to one that combined for 18 wins with her two recruiting 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, Jones 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 Brooker 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) 2012-2009

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

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

University of West Florida (Player) 2000-2004



Rachel bballRachel Barnes

Assistant Coach

Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504




Rachel Barnes enters her second season with the Lady Pirates.  She returned after her playing career at Seward County as well as her two year stint at Providence College.

After Barnes graduated from Providence College she returned to Seward to be a part of Head Coach Toby Wynn’s staff, after being a fan favorite in their program.  Barnes played for Seward from 2008-2010, earning All-American honors as a sophomore following a record breaking career.  Barnes finished her Lady Saints career as the 4th all-time leading scorer with 1,170 points, averaging 17.2 points per game during her two year career.  She is also in the school’s all-time top 10 in five other categories including: free throws (3rd), 3 point field goals made (10th), field goals (4th), rebounds (5th), and steals (4th).

Barnes’ sophomore season for Seward was one for the ages.  She led the Lady Saints to a Jayhawk West Conference Championship with a 15-1 record and guided Seward to the Region VI Title game before seeing their season end with a 31-3 overall record.  Barnes finished the season with 724 points, which is 2nd most in a single season in school history, while averaging 21.3 points per game, one of just five players in school history to ever average more than 20 points per game in school history.  In the Lady Saints Region VI Tournament semifinal against Cowley, Barnes scored a school record 41 points, had 16 rebounds, dished out 9 assists, and had 7 steals in a near quadruple-double to lead Seward to a win.  At season’s end she was named a 1st Team NJCAA All-American, a WBCA All-American, the Jayhawk West Player of the Year, and the Region VI Player of the Year.

After finishing her career with the Lady Saints, she moved on to Providence College where she played for the Friars for two seasons.  She played in 41 games with the Big East’s Providence, averaging over 9 points per game for the Friars.  As a senior she put up 10.7 points per game, drawing 28 starts and playing in 29 ballgames.  She scored a career high 22 points against Harvard and grabbed a career high 10 rebounds against Cincinnati.

Barnes is responsible for scouting opponents, recruiting, coordinating travel, community service events, as well as guard and post development.  She was instrumental in coaching a pair of All-Panhandle Conference Selections (Alaysia Mitchell & Tyisha Moore).

Pensacola State College (Assistant Coach) 2014-Present

Seward County Community College (Assistant Coach) – 2013-2014

Providence College (Player) – 2010-2012

Seward County Community College (Player) – 2008-2010

Arinton Powell

Graduate Assistant 

Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504

Arinton Powell joined the PSC women’s basketball staff in the summer of 2015 as a graduate assistant. Arinton is responsible for daily operations surrounding the women’s basketball program,, player development, recruiting, academic coach, statistics, and weight conditioning workouts.

Prior to becoming a graduate assistant coach, Arinton graduated from Troy University where he played football for two seasons. Before that, he played two seasons at University of West Florida on the men’s basketball team averaging over 8 points per game and 6 assists per game. He was named to the Gulf South Conference academic team both seasons with a 3.2 GPA.

While in high school at Pensacola High, he played basketball with two state tournament appearances and one final four in his junior and senior season. Over the two seasons under Coach Bob Stinnett the team only lost four games with a record of (57-4), wining a pair of district championships both seasons. He was the most improved player on the team his junior season and named to the All-Area team his senior season.

Pensacola State College

(Graduate Assistant Coach)

2015 – Present

University of West Florida

(Player) 2010 -2012

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