Chris Friant
Title: Director of Club Operations
Phone: (804) 288-4625 x111
Alma Mater: Christopher Newport
Highest Coaching License: NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, USSF C License

Chris has been with the Strikers since 2006, when he was hired as the club's Director of Tournaments. He has been in his role as Director of Club Operations since 2013. Chris brings a wealth of experience to the Strikers, with over 25 years of coaching and 12 years of tournament director experience.

As a coach for the Strikers, Chris has led five teams to the State Cup Final Four, and his Under-17 Girls won the 2009 State Cup. He has coached several ECNL teams and also served as the Interim Head Coach for the PDL team.

Chris holds his Director of Coaching License, National Diploma, and National Youth Diploma from the NSCAA, and he also has his USSF C License. He graduated from Christopher Newport University in 1990 with a BA in Business Administration.