Junior Academy | Director of Coaching

Kris Ray | Kris has over 26 years of coaching experience and has worked at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. He holds his NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma & NSCAA Director of Coaching Certificate. Prior to joining BSC Oregon, Kris was the Director of Coaching for Indiana Fire Juniors South and prior to that he coached for FC Alliance based out of Knoxville and Chattanooga Assault Futbol Club. Kris has served as a staff coach for Syracuse University, Vanderbilt University, Universtiy of Evansville, Western Kentucky University, Indiana University, University of North Carolina and Duke University. During his time coaching, he has worked with over 60 student-athletes who have gone on to play college soccer and capped off his own successful youth playing career at Western Kentucky University. Kris graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and a minor in Business Administration.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for Junior Academy coaching education, player development, curriculum, and scheduling.
  • Oversee coach & player placement
  • Liason with state, regional, and national organizations
  • Educate players, parents, and coaches
  • Stay current on all aspects of youth soccer and player development
Contact Information

Development Academy