Marcus Jones competed in NCAA DI cross country and track at Bucknell University, where he was a multi-time letter winner and medalist in the Patriot League. Jones began coaching cross country and track at Trinity in 2004 and over the last 16 years has developed a reputation as one of the premier distance coaches in Virginia. Titan boys cross country teams won Virginia Prep League and VISAA State Championships in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015; the 2013 and 2016 teams registered VISAA runner-up finishes. The 2011 team recorded the largest margin of victory in a VISAA State Championship and earned regional recognition with a top 15 ranking in the south. During his tenure Jones has coached numerous individual state champions, All Americans and future collegians. Jones has been recognized as Prep League and VISAA coach of the year on multiple occasions.