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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:21 pm

The Desert Vista girls basketball will have a new coach on Tuesday evening in Jontar Coleman.

I was unfamiliar with his name until this weekend when he surfaced as the interim head coach for Jaysie Chambers-Sheppard, who is expected to resign before Friday for various reasons.

He is in his second year in the program.

Here is bio from last season's team website:

He is from Oakland, California and is accompanied by his wife, Secora, and their 6 year-old daughter, Jasmine.

In Oakland, he attended Skyline High School, where he was a 3 year starter on the Varsity basketball team.

He achieved MVP, 1st Team All League and scored over 1,000 points during his career there. He went on to attend Humboldt State University in Northern California on a basketball scholarship, where he continued to win accolades as a student athlete and helped the team become the #1 Division II basketball team in the nation.

He graduated with a BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis on teaching and coaching. He then joined the HSU coaching staff as a student-assistant.

Jon has experience coaching as the Junior High level in 2007-2010, where he built a record of 36-3 and secured a State Championship title.

He has also coached at the 15A AAU level for boys basketball. We are very happy to have Coach Jon with us the share his passion and knowledge with our girls.

So there you have it.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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