Linfield Wildcats

Coach Biography

Joni Tonn

Joni Tonn

8th Year Assistant Coach

Phone: 503-883-2636


Former All-American Joni Tonn returns to the coaching staff at her alma mater.

Tonn, formerly Claypool, was a three-time All-American and remains Linfield’s record holder in the shot put. After claiming back-to-back Northwest Conference championships in her signature event, she capped off her career with a third-place showing at the 2006 NCAA Division III national championship meet.

Tonn arrived at Linfield via Stayton High School, where she was a seven-time letterwinner in track, volleyball and dance, claiming the Oregon Class 3A shot put championship as a senior.

She still holds the top mark on Linfield’s Top 10 in the shot put at 46 feet, 4¾ inches (14.14 meters) and also ranks fourth in the discus and sixth in the hammer throw. She graduated from Linfield in 2006 with a degree in sociology, and in addition to her coaching duties serves as the college’s interim director of community engagement and service.