Decisively demonstrating that a special love for soccer translates to having passion for the whole game, soccer coach Chris Whalley has never limited himself to just encouraging his players to play to win. Chris was elected to the MLS Combine Committee Chairmanship post, Division II, in 2009. At this posting, he spearheaded a comprehensive evaluation process with nationally recognized coaches from all over the nation, whereby a committee of peers was organized to determine the country’s Top 8 Senior Players for eventual placement with the 2009 MLS College Combine. Chris holds an Advanced National Diploma with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), aside from being certified by various Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). His professional soccer league career includes: being Head Coach of the Chaos Soccer Club in West Virginia; the USL Professional Development League in 2009; being Assistant/ Goalkeeper Coach from 2005 until 2007. Helping the Chaos earn two best records in the team’s franchise history, Chris Whalley exceptionally developed the Charleston Soccer Scene, empowered the local community to contribute to the team’s success and moreover, boosted the confidence of four different players to go on and pursue professional playing careers.
Developing training programs for young players in the USDAA academy, Chris Whalley was the Head Coach for Men’s Soccer for the FC Milwaukee Nationals from 2011 till 2012. Coaching elite level players in Wisconsin state, Chris easily helmed the team towards achieving national level status. His extraordinary ability to motivate his players led to the inculcation of excellent sports values in them and to become world class players that could always perform on their highest level. Currently, Chris plays Assistant Coach roles at Appalachian State University while taking on the responsibilities of coaching the High Country Avalanche Soccer Club with Boys and Girls Academy U 8-9 & U14 and U16 Teams, in Boone, NC. Heavily involved in ground level coaching, Chris has also helped develop an effective skills curriculum and concepts for player development.