Gary Jonas next Chiawana girls coach


Longtime assistant Chiawana boys coach Gary Jonas has been named the new head girls coach for the Riverhawks.

Jonas was a three-sport athlete at DeSales High School in Walla Walla and went on to Eastern Washington University. His first head coaching stint was a Silver Valley High School in Yermo, Calif. from 2000-2005.

He moved back to the Tri-Cities and Pasco High School where he was the baseball coach. Jonas moved to Chiawana went the school opened and coached baseball for the Riverhawks along with coaching the boys basketball squad with head coach Chad Herron.

Jonas replaces Mike Brown who led the Lady Riverhawks for four seasons and compiled a 62-30 overall record, including a conference championship in 2020 and qualifying for the state tournament in 2020 and 2022.