He says the timing is right to retire with other changes coming with the new school.
Jones says, "When new principals come in you kind of have to adjust and so forth from the former administration, and try to work things, and try to create that path you want to go.
And I felt like this would be a great time for the new person to get in get it started in the direction that they want and need it to be."
Jones is a big cardinals fan. And says retirement will allow him to see lots of games professional and those of his grandchildren. But he says he'll still be around announcing games for McAuley in Joplin.