Lakewood names Chris Jonson new volleyball coach

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Lakewood volleyball will have a new coach for the first time in nearly 20 season this fall. (Matt Daniels/

Lakewood has hired Chris Jonson to be its next volleyball coach, replacing longtime head Liz Armbrustmacher, who stepped down after last season.

New Lakewood volleyball coach Chris Jonson. (Courtesy of Lakewood HS)

New Lakewood volleyball coach Chris Jonson. (Courtesy of Lakewood HS)

The school announced the move on Monday morning.

Jonson has 15 years of coaching experience, including time as the head coach at CSU-Pueblo (2007-10). He has also been an assistant at Metro State (2004-06), and Colorado School of Mines (2011). He was an assistant at Ralston Valley from 2002-03, and has also been a club volleyball coach.

Jonson is currently an elementary school teacher in Jeffco.

He takes over the flagship sports program at Jeffco's largest school. Lakewood volleyball has a long history of success under Armbrustmacher, who headed the program for nearly 20 seasons.

The Tigers went 16-8 last season, and lost in the regional round. In recent years, the program has made appearances at the state tournament in 2012 and 2011.