Coaching Staff

Chris MacKay

Contact Information: cmackay@alaskarush.com  (907)727-7089

Teams: Head Coach 2011B, Assistant Coach 2013B

Coaching Experience:
8 years coaching at Alaska Rush. I began with the Rec groups and have coaches at every age group in the club. I also am the assistant coach for the Bartlett Girls Varsity team for the last 2 years. I was just hired as a Staff Coach for ODP and will be with the 2010B State ADP/ODP team.

Licenses/Awards:
USSF D, USSF Grassroots

Education:
University of Puget Sound BA History

Playing Experience: West Anchorage High School (1989-1992) University of Puget Sound (1992-1996).

Favorite Food: Grilled King Salmon/rice/salad
Favorite Team: Liverpool F.C.
Favorite 3 Players: Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Arjen Robben

Why do you coach?

I’ve been involved in soccer since I was 5 years old. I played all kinds of sports but soccer was my one true love. I enjoy instilling that same feeling into the players. I really enjoy planning training sessions based upon the needs of the players and team and seeing the small incremental improvement over time.

Why Alaska Rush?
I have always enjoyed the people at this club. From Dan Ruffner who got me into coaching, to Eli Ulvi, Brian Lux, and now Barat Killian we have always had great leadership. I’ve also learned a lot from great friends and great coaches like David Gonzalez and Mike Montgomery who helped shape the kind of coach I am.

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?

Spending time with my family fishing or camping in the summer and xcountry skiing in the winter