|College:||UC Santa Cruz (2002)|
Jonah Carson enters his third year with the Pacific men's volleyball team. Carson spent the previous six years as the head coach of the UC Santa Cruz men's volleyball team. During his tenure with the Banana Slugs, Carson handled responsibilities such as recruiting, player development, building a team culture, player eligibility, fundraising and budget for the program, in addition to scheduling. With Carson at the helm, UC Santa Cruz responded with a streak of 67-consecutive weeks in the top five of the AVCA poll. His team reached the Molten Final Four Championships four times (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010) and the Finals twice (2008, 2010). He coached 10 Division III All-Americans, 2008 Player of the Year Bryan Shires and 2010 Newcomer of the year Salvatore La Cavera. Carson was a four-time AVCA D-III Coach of the Year Finalist (2006-08, 2010).
2012 was another year of progress for the Tigers with the help of Carson. Pacific finished the season ranked 14th in the country, while finishing fourth in all of Division I with 3.01 blocks per set. Under Carson's guidance the Orange and Black finished the season with 69 block solos and 482 block assists.
In 2011, Carson helped the Tigers become one of the premiere blocking teams in the country. Pacific finished the season ranked third in the country with 2.92 blocks per set. They finished the season with 489 block assists and 62 block solos, while finishing the season ranked 15th in the country.
Carson has also worked on the national stage with the USA Volleyball Program, while coaching at the High Performance Tournament with the USA Select teams. Also, he assisted as a Technical Coordinator with the USA Boys' Youth National Team at the 2011 FIVA Boys' Youth World Championships. In 2012 he was an assistant with the Men's Junior National Team that caputured gold at the NORCECA Championships and qualified for 2013 FIVB Junior World Championships.
While handling responsibilities for the Banana Slugs, he was also asked to participate with the USA High performance select teams. In 2010, he was the head coach of the USA Boy's Select A3 Camp, and from 2007-12, he was an assistant coach for USA Boys Select A1 High Performance Championships.
Prior to taking the reigns as the head coach at UC Santa Cruz, Jonah worked with the Bay to Bay Volleyball Club, where he coached teams and served as the lead coach. His development helped coordinate and develop coaches, and various teams he coached qualified for the Junior Olympics.
His coaching résumé has taken him through Austin College (1996-98), Aptos High School (2002-05), and the UC Santa Cruz women's volleyball team. While at Aptos High School, Carson was a three-time SCCAL Coach of the Year (2003-05) and three-time section championship participant (2003-05).
Jonah Carson taught high school English for eight years, and obtained his masters in secondary education from UC Santa Cruz.