Chris Volk returns as the head coach for the Anteaters for a second year follow an impressive rookie campaign going 16-6-3 and taking the program to its 5th NCAA Tournament appearance and 3rd Sweet Sixteen.
Volk assumed the head coaching position last season 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 five NCAA Tournament berths in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014. The squad returned to the Sweet Sixteen in 2014 joining its 2008 and 2013 runs.
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 1995-96.
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.