Jon is currently entering his 2nd season with the Helena Bighorns of the NA3HL with big goals and is determined to reach them. In his first season in Helena, Jon rebuilt the program with only 4 returning players and reached the Frontier Division Finals posting a regular season record of 34-10-3. The bighorns finished just 1 point out of the wild card spot in the Silver Cup playoffs completing the season with the 5th most points in the NA3HL. In his first season with the Bighorns, the team received honors for the league MVP. The Bighorns also swept the the Frontier Division in positional awards receiving Division MVP, Division Top Forward, Division Top Defenseman, Division Top Goalie, Division Rookie of the Year. All of the Bighorns age out players earned spots on top college programs in NCAA D3 and ACHA D1. Coach Jonasson has 3 goals for the 2015-2016 season and that is to win the Frontier Division, win the NA3HL Silver Cup to continue to Nationals, and to advance every player to the next level that is capable whether it is NCAA, ACHA, or Tier 2. Player Development and Advancement has always been a high priority for Coach Jonasson and he is excited to continue that trend in his 2nd season with the Helena Bighorns. Coach Jonasson has moved over 30+ players to NAHL, NCAA D1/D3, ACHA D1.
Coach Jonasson calls Helena, MT home with his wife Kellie, and two daughters Charlie, and Skylar.
-2000-2003 Varsity Hockey for Bloomington Kennedy in Bloomington, MN
-2003-2006 Twin Cities Northern Lights and Minnesota Owls of the MNJHL
-2006-2008 Senior A Hockey North Stars
-2008 Evansville Iceman AAHL Minor Professional
-2010-2011 Associate Coach/ Player Development Phoenix Polar Bears WSHL
-2011-2012 Head Coach Chaska/Chanhassen Bantam AA
-2012-2014 Head Coach/ Program Director Total Hockey Minnesota Training
-2012-2014 Head Coach/Asst GM Steele County Blades MNJHL
-2014- Present Head Coach/ GM Helena Bighorns NA3HL
-2015- Present Midwest Scout Janesville Jets NAHL
From Coach Jonasson:
“ I am very excited to be in Helena for my second season and continue building a championship caliber program here. We have all the tools to be successful in player development and success in Helena. Along with the best fan base in the NA3HL. Nothing beats competing in a playoff game in front of 1500+ fans. I look forward to continuing the development and advancement of players in Helena. This is a great place for it with he facility and staff in place. We are fortunate enough to operate at a high level here and couldn't ask for a better place to have a hockey program than Helena, MT.”