Coach Jones graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in 1997 and UW-Stevens Point in 2002. Steve played football at UW-Stevens Point where he was named a senior captain and went on to be a graduate assistant coach for the Pointers. After graduating, he moved to Baraboo, WI where he taught elementary school and was an assistant football, basketball, and track coach. He then moved to Kimberly in 2006 where he served as the head track coach and assistant football coach for five years. In 2011, Steve was name the head football coach for the Papermakers.

During the past seven seasons, the Papermakers have compiled an 88-4 record, with Kimberly winning six conference championships and five state championships in a row. Kimberly is currently on a 70 game winning streak, which is a state record and is the nation’s longest current winning streak. Steve has been named the VFA North Conference Coach of the Year four times, the 2016 Associated Press Coach of the Year, has won the WFCA/Packers Coach of the Year two years in a row, and was the national runner-up for the Don Shula NFL Coach-of-the-Year.

Steve teaches two different leadership courses at Kimberly High School. Servant leadership is the foundation of both leadership courses and the Kimberly football program.