JONATHAN JONES Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
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Coach Jones started his coaching career in 2008 and joined the Vandegrift Viper coaching staff in 2012 as the Boys JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant. In 2015, Coach Jones was named the Head Coach for the Lady Viper Basketball program. Prior to Vandegrift, he spent 4 years at Belton High School: 1 year as the Freshmen Head Coach and 3 years as the JV Head Coach. Jonathan graduated from Panhandle High School, where he excelled in sports being named All-Region in basketball and All-State in tennis. He also participated in football, golf, cross country and track during his high school career. He attended Howard Payne University where he played tennis his freshmen year, and worked with the Division III National Championship winning Women’s Basketball Program.

Coach Jones loves to play golf, work out, and spend time with his beautiful wife, Bridget, and growing family; daughter, Rylin, and son, Braxton.

PAUL PEHRSON Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
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Paul is entering his 29th year of teaching and coaching. In 1991, he graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN with a BA in Mathematics, while playing football and throwing shot put and javelin on the track team. He also started his coaching career his sophomore year in college working as a Freshman boys basketball coach at his old high school.  In 1991, Paul came to Texas to student teach in a special program in the Rio Grande Valley. He taught Math for 21 years and Special Education for 5 years. He has coached basketball for 23 years (13 with boys, 9 with girls including 6 years as a Head Boys Coach), football for 23 years, track for 20 years, and volleyball for 3 years. He also spent 8 years as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at two different schools. Most recently, Paul worked at Burleson Centennial High School near Fort Worth.

He and his wife, Julia, have 3 wonderful children, Adilyn (17), Kaya (15), and Loic (11).

TIFFANY LITTON Head JV Girls Basketball Coach
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Tiffany grew up here in Austin, graduating from Cedar Park High School. From there, she attended Austin College located in Sherman, Texas. Tiffany played for the Austin College women’s basketball team while earning her B.A. in English with a double-minor in education and exercise sports science. This is Tiffany’s first year teaching and coaching at Vandegrift. She is very excited to be apart of a program with dedicated athletes and staff!

Tiffany’s hobbies include exercising, hanging out with her dog, keeping up with college and professional sports, and spending time at the pool.

CAITLYN IVY Head Freshman Girls Basketball Coach
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Hi! I’m Caitlyn Ivy—teacher, coach, dog lover and aspiring world traveler.
This year will be my 6th as a teacher/coach, and my first at Leander ISD. Growing up in Huntington, a small, one-red-light East Texas town, I played basketball (All-District honors) and softball (All State Honors/2008 State Champions) for Huntington High School—learning how important athletics can be in a young person’s life. I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio on a softball scholarship and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science.Though I’ve enjoyed my previous stops as a teacher and coach, I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the Vandegrift family and look forward to a great year!