Jaguar Women's Basketball Coaches Region 17 Champion 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001
James WaldonHead Women’s Basketball Coach
James Waldon is in his 17th year as the head coach of the Georgia Perimeter College women’s basketball team and his 32nd year coaching overall. Waldon looks to continue the success that landed the Jaguars in the national tournament in six of the past eight seasons—for four consecutive years from 2005-2008 and twice more in 2011 and 2012.
Waldon heads into the 2014-2015 campaign with two returning players from last season’s squad. Returning the team to Salina, Kansas, certainly will be a goal.
Waldon has recorded 272 wins and 189 losses during his tenure at Georgia Perimeter.
After graduating from Edward Waters College, Waldon accepted an assistant coaching position at Lake City Community College for the 1982-1983 season. He returned to Edward Waters as the Men’s Basketball head coach for the next three years. His coaching resume also includes stops at Southern Polytechnical College, head coach at Earl Paulk College and assistant coach for four seasons and head coach for two seasons with the Atlanta Trojans of the United States Basketball League.
In 2006, Waldon was selected as trials court coach for USA Basketball’s FIBA Americas U20 Championship for women team trials.
Waldon is married to the former Karen Slay of Brunswick, Georgia. The Waldon’s have two children, James Jr. and Rachel, and reside in Conyers.
Frank JonesAssistant Coach
Frank Jones is in his second year as an assistant coach of the Georgia Perimeter College women’s basketball team. Frank brings more than 25 years coaching experience to Georgia Perimeter. Known for his positive attitude and attention to detail, he adds great energy and competitive spirit to the women’s program.
A native of New Orleans, Frank earned a dual degree in accounting and finance from Loyola University. While at Loyola he played club basketball for two years before moving to the bench as a student assistant in his senior year.
After graduating and relocating to Atlanta in 1989, Frank served as assist coach from 1991-1999 with the Atlanta Trojans of the United States Basketball League. As coaches in the USBL, Frank and current women’s head coach James Waldon helped develop nine players who moved on to play in the National Basketball Association.
His coaching resume also includes stops with the Decatur Court Kings of the World Basketball Association, the Atlanta Pro-Am, and 22 years as head coach of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church men’s team. At New Birth, Frank coached former professional and college basketball players to six Georgia Parks and Recreation Association state championships while twice finishing as runner-up.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Frank is a management analyst with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. He also serves as a training instructor for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.
Frank lives in Stone Mountain, Ga., with his wife, Lori, and their Shitzu, Pepper. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, spending time with his family and playing fantasy football.
Christina ShaferAssistant Coach
Christina Shafer returns for the 2014-2015 season as assistant coach at Georgia Perimeter College. Shafer brings more than 20 years of playing and coaching experience to the program, as well as the ability to relate to the players.
During her tenure at GPC, she has helped lead the Lady Jaguars to four consecutive conference titles, district titles and national tournament appearances. Shafer was a four-year scholarship basketball player at Northern Iowa, where she also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Shafer earned her masters and specialist degrees in educational leadership from Cambridge College in 2004. She is a physical education and health specialist at Marbut Elementary Theme School.