Coaching Staff

Varsity Coaches:

Doug Nielsen–coach@brightongirlsbasketball.com youth program inquiries: brightongirlsbantam@gmail.com

Doug started coaching in 6th grade when his parents purchased USA Basketball on Sega Genesis. Within a month he had secured a gold medal for the dream team on the hardest level. He’s never looked back.

Chrissy Lassen

It’s important to know that I have a love and appreciation for all music (including country and some death metal), prefer driving with windows down and arm out the window, and somehow turned into a cat lover when I adopted a ferell cat that I refer to as Carl Lewis. 

Less important facts are: 
Graduated from BYU with a B.S. in athletic training/sports medicine
Worked in physical therapy for years and the last two decades have been involved in recovering human tissue from donors for transplant. 
Enjoy the outdoors and being active (somewhat obsessive about hiking) as well as sitting on a couch binge watching trashy tv or reading a book. 

I’m excited to be working with BHS girls basketball!

Laura Damron

Josh Stephens

Sophomore Coaches:

Jonas Jones

Jonas grew up in Sandy and has loved the game of basketball since he was 8 years old. He played competitive basketball and tennis at Jordan High School, where he graduated in 2013. After high school, he served a full-time mission in Mexico City for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jonas married his wife, Carly, in July of 2016, and in February of 2020, they welcomed their son, Tatum, into the world. He began his education career in 2019 at Butler Middle School, where he currently teaches Career and Technical Education to 6th graders. Outside of teaching and coaching, you’ll find him hanging out with family, playing a variety of sports, and running his Tropical Sno shaved ice business. 

Jonas has coached high school tennis and basketball for a few years now and is stoked to be a part of the Brighton Girls Basketball organization!

Abbie Gray