After playing 238 games for the Warriors from 1995-2005 Stacey Jones joined the Catalans Dragons for two seasons before being released to return home. He rejoined the New Zealand Warriors as their kicking coach for the 2008 season. As part of his release from the Dragons he was not allowed to play for any other club during the 2008 season.
- Stacey Jones
- The Little General
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Club Roles:
- Kicking coach 2008, Junior Recruitment and Pathways Coach 2013, Warriors NYC Head Coach 2014 , Warriors Mighty NSW Mighty Blues Cup Reserve Grade Coach 2015-2016, Warriors NRL Assistant Coach 2017-
- Years Active:
- 2008, 2013-
- 82 kg
- New Zealand
- Current Status:
- Warriors NRL Assistant Coach
- Status Link:
- Forum Nickname(s):
- The Little General
- Signed From:
- Catalans Dragons
- Wikipedia Page:
In November 2008 he played for the All Golds again in New Plymouth against the New Zealand Māori. The game served as both a testimonial to Ruben Wiki and a warm up for the 2008 World Cup. Participating in this game made Jones realise he still wanted to play rugby league.
On 7 November 2008 it was announced that Stacey Jones had re-signed as a player with the New Zealand Warriors on a one-year contract for 2009. He reportedly signed a contract worth over $220,000.
In early September Jones announced that his comeback was over and he would not be returning for the 2010 NRL season.
Following his retirement from professional rugby league, Jones took up a role as player-coach for the Pt Chev Pirates, alongside Awen Guttenbeil. He later worked as the Auckland Rugby League's Development officer.
Jones was appointed as the New Zealand Warriors Junior Recruitment and Pathways Coach for the 2013 season. He became the Junior Warriors head coach in the Holden Cup for the 2014 season and in his inaugural season the Warriors won the Cup, defeating the Brisbane Broncos 34–32 in the Grand Final.
In 2015 Jones became the coach for the Warriors side in the Mighty NSW Mighty Blues Cup.
- 1994 - Junior Kiwis Captain
- 1995-2005 - Played for Auckland Warriors, New Zealand
- 1995-2006 New Zealand Kiwis
- 1995 - New Zealand Rugby League Promising Player of the Year
- 1995 - New Zealand Warriors Development Player of the Year
- 1997 - Player of the Year with the Auckland Warriors
- 1997 - New Zealand Rugby League Annual Player of the Year
- 1999 - New Zealand Rugby League Player of the Year
- 1999 - New Zealand Warriors Supporters’ Player of the Year
- 1999 - New Zealand Rugby League Annual Player of the Year
- 2001 - New Zealand Rugby League Player of the Year
- 2001-2005 - New Zealand Warriors Captain
- 2002-2005 - New Zealand Kiwis Captain
- 2002 - NRL Minor Premiership
- 2002 - New Zealand Rugby League Player of the Year
- 2002 - New Zealand Rugby League Annual Player of the Year
- 2002 - Golden Boot Winner
- 2003 - Auckland Rugby League Immortal
- 2005 - Tri Nations Champions
- 2006 - Played Catalans Dragons, France
- 2008 - New Zealand Warriors kicking coach
- 2009 - Played for New Zealand Warriors, New Zealand
- 2010 - Pt Chevalier Pirates player/coach
- 2011 - Auckland Rugby League's Development officer
- 2013 - New Zealand Warriors Junior Recruitment and Pathways Coach
- 2014 - New Zealand Warriors U20 NYC Head Coach
- 2014 - NYC Grand Final Champions Head Coach
- 2015 - New Zealand Warriors Reserve Grade Head Coach