Chris has been coaching college hockey since 2005 and in the NCAA since 2009.
He started his coaching career in the college ranks with the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Women’s American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) team. He was an assistant with the program for two years and head coach for five. During his tenure as head coach, UMass qualified for the ACHA National Tournament every season, including two Final Four appearances, and captured the 2009 Eastern Collegiate Women’s Hockey League (ECWHL) regular season championship. During his time at UMass Chris recruited and developed fourteen All-ECWHL and eight ACHA All-American award winners including one ACHA National Player of the Year.
Chris spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Amherst College Women’s NCAA DIII program. His main responsibility at Amherst was coaching the goalies. During his time with the team, Amherst qualified for two NCAA tournaments and won the 2010 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the 2010 NCAA Women’s DIII national championship.
Chris spent three seasons from 2012-2015 as an assistant coach with the Williams College women’s NCAA DIII program. His main responsibilities were coaching the goalies and the defense while being the programs recruiting coordinator. During the 2013–2014 season, Williams won the NESCAC championship and made an NCAA quarterfinal appearance. During his time at Williams, Chris helped recruit and develop three first-team and one second-team All-NESCAC award winners, two first-team All-American award winners, one NESCAC Player of the Year, and one NESCAC Rookie of the Year.
In 2015, Chris was hired as an assistant coach with the Union College women’s NCAA D1 program. His main responsibilities at Union were recruiting and coaching the forwards. After the 2015-2016 season Chris then moved on to be an assistant coach with the Dartmouth College women’s NCAA D1 program. Chris spent some time as Dartmouth’s interim head coach during the 2017–2018 and 2018-2019 seasons while their head coach was coaching the Canadian women’s national team. His main responsibilities were coaching the goalies and the defense while being the programs recruiting coordinator. His goalies at Dartmouth were named to the All-Ivy team each of his three seasons.
This season Chris is coaching at NCAA DI Colgate University. His main responsibilities with Colgate are coaching the teams goalies and running the penalty kill. He is also the goalie coach with the Hamilton College men’s and women’s NCAA DIII programs.