Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Lipscomb women’s soccer head coach Kevin O’Brien is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Klotz to his coaching staff.
Klotz will join Kelsey Fenix and Shannon O’Brien to complete the Lady Bison coaching staff for the upcoming season.
“We are thrilled to be adding Chris to our soccer staff,” O’Brien said. “His playing background is phenomenal and his ministry experience is awesome too. He will be a great fit here.
“It is vitally important to have coaches that can technically execute what you are teaching players. Chris is still fit and sharp and can serve as an example to our players of how to play the game the right way.”
Klotz brings a wealth of soccer and ministry experience to Lipscomb. He played his college soccer at UC Irvine, where he was a three-year captain and two-time All-Big West selection. While attending UC Irvine, Klotz was a three-time scholar athlete and President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Klotz moved on to play professionally for the Charlotte Eagles of the USL from 2006-11. He helped the Eagles to three USL Second Division Final appearances during his tenure in Charlotte.
From 2002-05, Klotz was the head coach at Dana Hills High School in California. He’s also been an assistant at UC Irvine and Covenant Day School in Charlotte. Most recently, he was the head men’s and women’s coach at Grace Academy in Charlotte.
Klotz has been on several trips to Africa, working with churches in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda to develop church-centered sports ministry.
The newest Bison can't wait to start this journey.
“I am so excited for what God is doing in the athletic department at Lipscomb, specifically in the women’s soccer program,” Klotz said. “I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to step into an incredible environment and continue to challenge and encourage student-athletes to discover the truth about who they are in Christ.”
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