BS, Florida State University
MS, Nova Southeastern University
Hometown: Brooksville, Fla.
Micheal Jones is in his second year as head basketball coach at PHSC after previously serving as assistant coach under Bobby Bowman (2010-11) and James Johnson (2011-12).
Prior to his coaching positions at PHSC, Jones played two seasons (1999-2001) under the leadership of Bobby Bowman. He helped lead the Conquistadors to the Suncoast Conference championship (2000) and was named All-Conference (2000-01 season). Jones appeared in the FCCAA State Tournament (2000-01) and represented PHSC in the 2000 state All-Star game. In 2003, at Florida State University, Jones competed as a shot putter in men's track and field.
Jones began his athletic career at Challenger K8 in Spring Hill, Fla., where he coached middle school basketball for four years (2005-07) before accepting a position as assistant junior varsity high school basketball coach for Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Fla. (2007-09). Jones then returned to coaching at the middle school level at West Hernando Middle School in Brooksville, Fla. where he was basketball coach and head football coach (2010-12). He wrapped up his middle school coaching career as the athletic director at Fox Chapel Middle School (2012-13) in Spring Hill, Fla., earning the the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for the athletic program's display of exemplary sportsmanship.
In addition to his coaching position, Jones works in the community with student athletes to help give back, teach sports fundamentals and offer positive life choices to at-risk youth. He has been working in the Brooksville community with Horace “Hi-C” Copland (former NFL Wide Receiver Tampa Bay Bucs) to help teach student athletes what life and athletics is all about.
Coach Behm is a native of Central New York. Before joining PHSC, Behm was a successful high school coach for 24 years in Syracuse. His teams won 327 games, including numerous league, New York state sectional and regional championships. In 2009 his team advanced to the New York State Final Four.
At the start of the 2011 spring semester, after serving as an assistant to Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Bobby Bowman, he was named interim head coach. He held that position until June 2011.
Coach Behm was assistant to Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach James Johnson for one year and returned for the start of the 2013 season to assist new Head Basketball Coach Mike Jones.
His duties include recruiting, scouting, practice and game preparation and assisting Coach Jones in the day to day operation of the basketball program.
Coach Behm has coached a number of players who went on to Division 1 programs. He has worked at several high profile camps and has been a guest speaker at various clinics in the Northeast.
He is a member of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York and the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches
Coach Behm is a graduate of NMJC and Eastern New Mexico University.