|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Utah '00|
Jonas Chatterton is in his fourth season on the University of Colorado women’s basketball bench, and first as the associate head coach as he was promoted to that position on Aug. 7, 2013.
Chatterton has been a member of Lappe’s staff since the very beginning of her reign, joining the program as an assistant coach 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.
His first three seasons at Colorado have been memorable to say the least. Chatterton’s record on the CU bench is a sterling 64-37, including three-straight postseason appearances. The Buffaloes had one of their best seasons in over a decade in 2012-13, finishing at 25-7, fourth in the Pac-12 Conference, and advancing to the 13th NCAA Tournament in program history, and first since 2004.
He helped the up-and-coming Buffaloes to WNIT quarterfinal appearances in each of his first two seasons. The 2011-12 squad enjoyed their first 20-win season in eight years (21-14), and it also marked the first back-to-back winning seasons for Colorado since 2003-04. In his first year at Colorado, the Buffaloes were 18-16, including wins over a pair of ranked teams.
One reason for the continued upswing is the development of Colorado’s front court. Chatterton has helped Rachel Hargis develop into one of the best defensive posts in the Pac-12. He also nurtured Arielle Roberson to 2013 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors.
He has been valuable on the recruiting trail, helping the Buffaloes acquire the 27th best recruiting class in the nation in 2012, according to ESPN.com's HoopGurlz, a class that included current sophomore Jamee Swan and freshman Lauren Huggins, a pair of Top 100 national recruits.
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 (11), and he and his wife Cami have a daughter, Celia (4), and a son Hudson (2).