A 1989 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Jones played for Butler County Community College from 1990-91. In 1990, Grier batted .390 with 11 home runs and 43 runs batted in.
As a sophomore at Butler, he hit .417 with 21 home runs and 80 runs batted in. He also stole 22 of 23 bases, which is pretty good for a power hitting third baseman.
Grier is currently fourth all time in career hits, first all time in career runs batted in and second all time in career home runs at Butler.
After attending junior college, Grier went on to the NCAA division 1 level with McNeese State in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
As a junior third baseman, Grier hit for a .310 average with 8 homeruns and 58 runs batted in. During his senior year, he hit .323 with 9 home runs and 81 runs batted in, setting the single season school record for runs batted in at McNeese.
After college, in 1994, the Minnesota Twins signed Grier. After played pro ball, Grier came back to Wichita to finish his degree in education. He has taught school for five years and has lately changed professions and is currently working as a real estate agent.
Since he has returned to Wichita, he is known throughout the NBC tournament as a tremendous power hitter. During the last eight years he has won two NBC championships with the Broncos and was just this last year inducted into the NBC Hall of Fame.