While coaching both indoor and beach volleyball at Mira Costa High School he also accepted a coaching both the men’s and women’s teams for Team USA on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Chris began coaching at the AVP Academy in 2017. This is his seventh season coaching for the Sunshine Volleyball club.
His coaching philosophy is to be a teacher. He believes that teaching players to know the why and how to self-correct makes for a faster learning curve. He emphasizes the positive team culture, which is key to success; an individual doesn’t win alone, there must be teamwork and trust.
Chris loves the process, the fundamentals, and seeing the players create a family of trust. Through coaching he wants to share his passion for the sport and create a positive learning environment.
He is a middle child with two sisters. Chris’ parents were told he would only be 5’6”, he’s now 6’3”. Whenever he goes home to see them, he takes time to go fishing, he says there isn’t anything in the world more relaxing that trolling down the shore of a lake.