Jasen Jonus is beginning his fifth season on the coaching staff for the Panthers and first as the Associate Head Coach. He has been the varsity reserves head coach for the past two seasons.
Jonus began his collegiate career at Wallace State (Ala.) Community College. He played one season at Wallace State, where heled the conference in 3-point percentage and 3-pointers made as a freshman.
Jonus played three years at Birmingham-Southern College after transferring from Wallace State. He was named Newcomer of the Year his first year and selected to the All-Conference team.
Jonus was on the SCAC All-Conference and All-South Region teams and helped lead the team to their first NCAA Tournament appearance and first SCAC conference championship in school history.
Jonus led Birmingham-Southern in scoring and 3-pointers made all three years. He is ranked in the top five in school history in 3-pointers made. Jonus graduated with a degree in Education Services in 2012.
After graduation, Jonus played semi- professional basketball for the Birmingham Blitz in the American Basketball Association (ABA) for a year before coming to LaGrange.
Jonus is a Boaz, Ala., native where he played for Crossville High School and was a two-year starter. At Crossville, he was a first team All-County and All-State selection both of those years. Jonus still holds records for most 3-pointers in a game and most 3-pointers in a season. Crossville posted a 60-5 record during those two years Jonus was a starter.
He holds a Masters in Education in History and Reading.