Doug Jones: Mill Creek High School

Doug Jones

The longtime coach is the only skipper in Mill Creek High School's baseball history and his programs annually rank as one of the state's best. Jones said he was humbled to be part of the Class of 2018.
He may have never won a state title in his career, but he has left a positive stamp on prep baseball in Gwinnett County.
"I'm shocked," Jones said. "Coaching baseball is like a ministry to me. It's a calling. It's what God has called me to do. We've had some bumps and bruises along the way, but we've made it."
After graduating from Parkview High, he played collegiately at Mercer before receiving his first job offer as assistant football and head baseball coach at Jackson County where he spent one season before moving over to Parkview.
He was a football assistant and he coached under legedary Parkview baseball coach Hugh Buchanan (also a Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame member).
Jones left Parkview after seven seasons and became the head baseball coach at Brookwood High School in the fall of 1998. His best Broncos team was in 1999 when Brookwood finished as the state runner-up to nationally-ranked Lassiter in the state's highest classification. He stayed at Brookwood until 2004 when Mill Creek opened.
He boasts a 400-214 career coaching record and he has helped guide two teams to appearances in the state semifinals. He has coached Team Georgia and the Georgia Dugout Club's Northeast All-Stars on multiple occasions.
Jones has also been a football assistant at every stop and is just as respected on the football field.