A graduate of McCluer High School, Chris began his senior soccer career attending SIU Edwardsville for one year, then Florissant Valley CC. At Flo Valley, Chris was awarded All-American honors in 1982, and he was on a fast track to St. Louis University. At St. Louis U, Chris received 2nd Team All-American honors in 1983 and was recipient of the Mark Demling Player Award. Selected second overall in the MISL Draft by the Los Angeles Lazers to play Indoor. Chris was also drafted by the rival NASL League and he had an opportunity to play both indoor and outdoor with the Chicago Sting, and finished as outdoor NASL Champions in 1984. After one season with the Sting, Chris returned to St. Louis to play with the St. Louis Steamers from 1985-88. When the Steamers folded, it was on to the Kansas City Comets for a year. Chris returned to St. Louis for additional schooling and about a year later he became a member of the St. Louis Ambush. Chris would play with the Ambush for seven seasons that included a 1995 NPSL Championship. During his Ambush years, Chris began his teaching career that included coaching high school soccer. A couple of years at Lafayette with the boys, then on to Marquette HS, where he has coached the boys and girls varsity teams since 1993. Named as Missouri Public HS Coach of the Year Class 3 for Boys in 2012 and 2018 Boys Class 4 SE St Louis (District 1-4) that culminated with Chris being the recipient of the 2019 Jimmy Dunn High School Coach of the Year at the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Banquet. Chris was inducted into the SLU Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.