Jaes Jones, the top assistant for the Case Western Reserve wrestling team, has been with the program for the past five seasons and has brought his talent and leadership to the student-athletes both on and off the mats.
"Jaes has had a tremendous impact on our program over the course of the last five years," said Head Coach Danny Song. "He consistently led by example in every aspect as he demonstrated what our student athletes can achieve if they set their goals and prioritize accordingly."
Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014. While wrestling for MIT, Jaes was a two-time NCWA Academic All-American competing at 149 and 157 lbs. He was a two-time NCWA national qualifier, helping his team to a national title and a pair of second place finishes.
Since serving as assistant coach for the Spartan wrestling team since the 2014-15 season, Jones has completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve.
Jones recently matched for his residency in Neurology and will be heading to the University of Michigan this summer.
"He balanced a full course load at Lerner College of Medicine while coaching and mentoring our wrestlers in elite fashion," said Song. "Best of luck to the Jones family as they head to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for Jaes' Neurosugery residency."