Chris Volk assumes the head coaching position after 17 seasons
as lead assistant and goalkeeper coach for the Anteaters.
Volk has been a central figure in the rise of UC Irvine men's soccer which has become a perennial contender. He has been a part of the program's four Big West regular season and tournament titles along with it's four NCAA Tournament berths in 2008, '09, '11, and most recently in 2013. The squad made a pair of Sweet Sixteen appearances in 2008 and 2013 marking its longest runs in UCI history.
In 2008, Volk was named the NSCAA Far West Region Assistant
Coach of the Year. Volk came to UCI after spending the 1996 season
as a goalkeeper with the Anaheim Splash, and serving as an
assistant coach at San Diego State, his alma mater, from
Coach Volk served as the women's assistant coach at Mesa College in 1994 and as the goalkeeper coach for the men`s team that same year. He also served as Grossmont High School's head coach for the girls` team from 1992-96, taking them to the CIF playoffs every year.
Volk played collegiately at San Diego State University from 1987 to 1991. The Aztecs were NCAA Division I runners-up in 1987. In 1990, he received the Most Inspirational Player Award.
On the professional level, Volk was the goalkeeper coach for the F.C. Bratz in 1996 and a head coach for the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club from 1992-1996. He was a member of the 1994 Continental Indoor Soccer League Championship team, the Las Vegas Dustdevils as well as a member of the 1998 A-League Orange County Zodiac.
Volk holds a USSF National 'A` License as well as a National Youth License.
Volk was an assistant coach with the National Champion California State Amateur team that won the Donnelly Cup in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Volk and his wife, Amy, have a son, Kevin and a daughter, Katie.