Kris Ray, CFC Camp Director

Kristopher J. Ray

Bachelor of Science in Art Education; minor in Business Administration University of Tennessee Chattanooga

  • NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma (Equivalent USSF A)
  • United States Soccer Federation D Coaching License
  • NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Certificate (4v4, 7v7/9v9)
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Certificate
  • NSCAA Coaching Education Instructor
  • 30 years of coaching

Coached and directed for some of the top club programs in the country:

  • Current Chattanooga FC Academy Technical Director

  • Current Chattanooga FC 1st Team Camp & Clinic Director

  • Central Oregon ODP Boys Regional Training Center Director (Portland Timbers & Thorns)

  • Staff Coach & Director for Portland Timbers and Thorn ID Camps

  • COACH - Bend FC Timbers (Timbers Affiliate)

  • JR. ACADEMY Director of Coaching Boys & Girls U-11 to U14 - BSC (Portland Oregon)

  • Director of Coaching Boys & Girls U11 to U19 - Indiana Fire South (Chicago Fire Affiliate)

  • Technical Consultant - Sporting South Indiana (Sporting KC Affiliate)

  • COACH- FC Alliance - Help build a winning tradition with this club that is now an ECNL club and one of the top in the southeast. Over 300 players from this club have moved on to play at the college level of the last 5 to 8 years. Coach Ray has coached or trained over 100 plus of them.

Coached teams in USYSA SRPL, MRL, National League, & US Soccer Club NPL South Atlantic League, NPL National Championship

  • Executive Director - Chattanooga Assault - Numerous state championships and regional league titles along with winning some of the top college showcases and tournaments across the county.

  • COACH - Redoubt Futbol Club

  • COACH - Middle Valley Soccer Club

  • COACH - Marshall County Soccer Association

  • COACH - Chattanooga Express

  • COACH - North River Soccer Association

  • COACH - Bowling Green Soccer Association

  • Won DI State Championships in Tennessee

  • Won South Atlantic Premier League in the National Premier League (NPL)

  • Had teams play and advance to the NPL National Championships

  • Developed teams which played in the nation’s top Leagues. Top division Southern Region Premier League (SRPL), US Youth Soccer National League, National Premier League (NPL)

  • Developed teams to play and compete in the nation’s top showcase tournaments: CASL, Disney, Las Vegas, Crossroads, Wags, and well as others.

  • As a coach developed players that are currently playing the nation’s top leagues such as ECNL, National League, and DA programs.

  • 100’s of players from those have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional level.

Soccer camp staff coach for some of the top college programs in the country:

  • Syracuse University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Evansville
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Indiana University
  • University of North Carolina
  • Duke University
  • MTSU

Secondary School level:

Marshall County High School (Benton, KY)

  • Assistant 2 years 1993-94
  • Head Coach Junior Varsity 1993-94
  • Varsity State Final Four appearances
  • District, Regional Championships, and State appearances
  • Undefeated seasons as JV coach

Girls Preparatory School (Chattanooga, TN)

  • Varsity Volunteer Assistant Coach 1997-2000

Lutheran Middle School Coach (Chattanooga, TN)

  • Head Coach 2000

CSLA Middle School Coach (Chattanooga, TN)

  • Head Coach 2005

Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)

  • Girls Varsity Middle School Coach 2006
  • Undefeated season 10-0-3
  • TVAC Conference & Tournament Title
  • Team would later be ranked by NSCAA as the #1 high school team in the country as juniors and seniors.

Owner of Elite Soccer Training:

One thing that is very unique about Elite Soccer Training that it is has not only produced strong youth players, but helped players reach such honors as National Champs, Players of the Year, All-Americans, All-State, Best of Preps, ODP and Region ODP Players, and now current College, High School, & Youth Coaches.

  • US National Team Training Pool: Mckenzie Thomas, Summer Lanter, Caitlin Cook, Nikki Bario

  • Regional Team: Summer Lanter, Caitlin Cook, Paige Lanter, Josie Rix, McKenzie Thomas, Julia Kaset, Nikki Bario

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