Chris Flood

Chris Flood

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Chris Flood

Coach

Team

14 South Bay

sunshine years

7 years and counting!

Personal wins

Ranked #1 in the nation in service aces and total aces per game.

Team Wins

2019 world championship and finishing fifth in the 2020 Summer Olympics!

Coaching Philosophy

Train skills intensely. Games should be easier than practice!

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About Chris

Chris Flood played volleyball in Louisville, Kentucky for Trinity High School and for the Fury Junior Boys’ Volleyball Club. He played two seasons at Lees McRae College before transferring to Missouri Baptist University (MBU). In 2014-2016 he was ranked #1 in the nation in service aces and total aces per game. MBU won NAIA National Invitational Championship in 2015 and 2016. Chris was named to the All-Tournament team and the All-Conference team both years and was the conference MVP in 2015.

In 2013 he helped coach the University of Louisville women’s team to a top 20 finish. He assisted Mercy Academy High School win its first national championship in 2014, finishing with a record of 41-1. He relocated to Southern California in 2017, coaching indoor and beach volleyball players. From 2015-2021 he coached the Canadian National beach volleyball team, winning the 2019 world championship and finishing fifth in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Multiple times individual honors went to Sarah Paven as best blocker and Melissa Humana-Peredes as best defender; Melissa was also recognized as best setter in the world.

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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.

“If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things
long enough,
the right things will happen.

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