Chris joined the Upper Arlington coaching staff in 2019 primarily working with the goalkeepers and is now taking on a more significant role as a varsity assistant within the program.
He has coached with several clubs in central Ohio going all the way back to the Eagles club that was based in Upper Arlington. Kevin Donovan and Chris both spent time on staff for Columbus Crew SC Player Development, and have reconnected on the staff here at Upper Arlington HS. At Crew, Chris was primarily working with advanced-level players in the Pre-Academy program for the high school age groups. He was also involved for many years with Ohio South’s ODP program.
Chris holds National, Advanced National, and Premier licenses, GK levels 1 and 2 from United Soccer Coaches plus other USSF certifications. Chris also holds a Fitness for Football certification from the Football Association of Ireland.
Chris is a Dublin, Ireland native currently living in Dublin, OH. As well as being a Columbus Crew season ticket holder he is a season ticket holder with the Irish national team, so he visits Ireland regularly and also takes as many opportunities as possible to see his favorite club team, Glasgow Celtic.