“Make it a Good Day” – this was Chad Jones’ motto and how he lived his life.
Chad Jones graduated from Hayden High School in 1997 and won a state wrestling title in the 171-pound class that same year. Shortly after high school, he started coaching youth wrestling and peewee football.
“He touched a lot of people’s lives in a very positive way, both young and old,” said Nick Planansky, who worked under Chad as an assistant coach for the Hayden High School wrestling team. “He loved his coaching. He was there night and day for the kids, and anytime anybody needed anything, he was there for them.”
According to former Hayden wrestling coach and former athletic director Ty Zabel, “Chad was all about the kids, always. He would help them out if they were having trouble with their school work, and he always had their backs.
Chad loved getting outdoors, normally with a fishing rod, whenever possible. He also loved being part of the Hayden community.
Chad loved his children fiercely. He was always there to lend a helping hand, and to celebrate milestones in the lives of all of his family. “He was one of the best humans I have ever known, and he is missed greatly,” shares Margery Jones Davis, Chad’s sister.
Chad is survived by his two children, PiperJo and Saben Jones, his father Michael Jones, and his siblings, Dustin and Margery.
About the Hayden Tigers Booster Club – Coach Chad Jones Memorial Scholarship
The Hayden Tigers Booster Club – Coach Chad Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Senior from Hayden High School who, like Chad, exemplifies the characteristics of self improvement, a positive attitude, leadership, resilience and mental toughness.