Dewayne Jones became the Athletic Director of Detroit PAL in March 2011 after having served as an Athletic Director at the high school level for 23 years. Dewayne served on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Representative Council, Title IX Committees, as Mega League President and on the League Advisory Committee. He was also a college basketball coach for thirteen years prior to taking his AD positions.
As a school Athletic Director, Dewayne saw firsthand how participation in sports builds self-esteem and can change a child’s outlook on life. His experience allows him to focus on the best programs and procedures for families and kids, develop new programs, promote the advantages of diversity and insist upon positive coaching and quality mentoring.
Among his accomplishments are being named Athletic Director of the Year for Oakland County, The Al Bush Award winner, President of the Oakland Activities Association and Regional Athletic Director of the Year for the state of Michigan.
Dewayne is a graduate of Ferndale High School, where he played football and basketball. He later attended Northern Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, focusing on Special Education K-12 and a Master of Arts degree with a focus in Learning Disabilities.
Dewayne’s hobbies include listening to and collecting jazz vinyl LP records, CDs and DVDs. Dewayne is a member of Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators.