Head Coach: Chris Parsons
Head Coach - U16 Boys Southeast Soccer Club
Head Men's Soccer Coach - United States Coast Guard Academy
Chris has been the head soccer coach at the United States Coast Guard Academy for the last 10 years. He has been coaching in the Southeast Soccer Club for the last three years.
Parsons has an nine-year record of 77-71-20 and has led the Bears to postseason play in five of his nine seasons (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008), including the ECAC Division III New England Championship in 2008. Prior to 2003, Coast Guard had not played in the postseason since 1998. He was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 2007.
Parsons, who has 117 collegiate wins, was the head coach at Vassar College for five years (1997-2001) where he compiled a 40-37-5 record including back-to-back ECAC Tournament berths in 1997 and 1998 and a berth to the NCAA Tournament in 1999.
Prior to Vassar, Parsons was the head coach at Champlain College, a junior college in Vermont from 1993-1996. His team won the 1996 NJCAA Region III Championship. In 1995, he was named the NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year as his team was the Region III runners-up. He had a four-year record of 44-20-4 at Champlain College.
Chris was an NSCAA first-team All-America at Middlebury College where he earned a degree in Economics. He earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Management at UMass in 1990. Parsons holds NSCAA Advanced National, National and Professional Diplomas.
1987 Assistant Coach – Middlebury College
1989 Assistant Coach – Amherst College
1990 Assistant Coach – UMass Amherst
1990-1993 Assistant Coach - Drew University
1993-1996 Head Coach – Champlain College
1997-2001 Head Coach – Vassar College
2002–Present Head Coach – United States Coast Guard Academy
BS Economics - Middlebury College 1987
MS Sports Management - UMass Amherst 1990
NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas, 1991/1995
Attended NSCAA Convention 1990-2010
Attended numerous other Professional Development Seminars/Programs
1979-1982 Farmington High School, Farmington, Ct.
Connecticut All State Team 1982
Connecticut Class M Champions 1982
All Northwest Conference 1981, 1982
1983-1986 Middlebury College 4 year varsity player, 3 year starter
1986 NSCAA First Team All American
1983, 1986 ECAC New England Champions
Assistant Coach:Steve Hallahan
Currently Assistant coach Lyme Old Lyme High School Boys