Jonas Chatterton is in his third season as an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Colorado as he joined Linda Lappe's staff on June 9, 2010. He assists with recruiting, opponent scouting, post play development, offensive and defensive schemes and serves as the program's liaison with marketing and promotions.
He has assisted Colorado to its first back-to-back winning seasons, and postseason appearances since 2003-04. In addition, the Buffaloes enjoyed their first 20-win season in eight years as the 2011-12 squad went 21-14, advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Postseason WNIT.
While grooming Colorado's young post players on the floor, on the recruiting trail he was most valuable in helping the Buffaloes acquire the 27th best recruiting class in the nation in 2012, according to ESPN.com's HoopGurlz.
Chatterton's first season was a memorable one, as he helped coach the Buffaloes into the postseason for the first time in three seasons. Colorado finished the 2010-11 season at 18-16, including wins over a pair of ranked teams, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Postseason WNIT.
He spent eight highly successful seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach at BYU under Jeff Judkins (2001-09). During his eight years in Provo, the Cougars compiled a record of 157-89 (.638), won two Mountain West Conference regular season titles (2006-07), one MWC Tournament crown (2002) and participated in five postseason tournaments, including four NCAA Championships (2003-03, 2006-07).
BYU recorded winning marks in seven of Chatterton's eight seasons, winning 20 or more games three times. The Cougars were 49-16 during their back-to-back MWC title run of 2006-07. The 2005-06 squad spent a majority of the season ranked in the nation's Top 25, recorded the program's best mark in school history at 26-6 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament which was hosted by CU and held at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
During his first year as an assistant coach (2001-02), BYU won the MWC Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in the program's history. In 2002-03 the Cougars also advanced to the NCAA Tournament, losing a first round game in Boulder to Lappe, then a senior, and her Buffaloes who were bound for the Sweet 16.
Before joining BYU, Chatterton spent two years as an assistant men's basketball coach at Westminster College, an NAIA school in Salt Lake City (1998-2000) where he helped revive a program that had been discontinued in 1979.
Chatterton received his bachelor's of science degree from the University of Utah in 2000 where he majored in exercise and sports science. He played one year of basketball for Rocky Mountain College (Mont.) before transferring to Utah.
Prior to arriving in Boulder, Chatterton took one year off from collegiate coaching (2009-10), working as the Director of Sales and Marketing for OrthoRx Inc, a medical supply company in San Diego. He remained involved in basketball as a coach for the Cal Swish Basketball Club of Orange County.
A native of Salt Lake City, Chatterton has a daughter, Josie (10), and he and his wife Cami have a daughter, Celia (3), and a son Hudson (1).