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Head Coach Chris Norris

Chris Norris
Head Coach

A long-time member of the Tribe Men's Soccer program, Chris Norris just completed his 26th season overall at the College and his 15th as the program’s Head Men's Soccer Coach. He has guided the Tribe to the NCAA Tournament four times as head coach, including a berth in the Sweet Sixteen in 2010. Norris has posted winning seasons in eight of the past 12 seasons.

W&M reeled off an exciting finish to the 2017 season as the Tribe had a 10-match unbeaten run, capturing the program's eighth CAA championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. W&M started CAA Tournament play with a 4-1 win at Hofstra, before beating top-seed and host JMU 1-0 in the semifinals. An impressive 4-2 win over UNCW in the final capped an historic performance.  Individually, W&M had six players honored with All-CAA awards, led by consensus All-American junior Antonio Bustamante, the CAA Player of the Year and CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Junior Ryder Bell earned Academic All-America honors (third-team). Bustamante (first-team) and Bell (third-team) both earned All-Region honors.

The Norris File
Alma Mater: William & Mary, 1994
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
Education: 1995, Bachelor’s in kinesiology from W&M

Profile
As a Player
• Played in 84 games with 81 starts from 1991 through 1994
• Scored three goals and 16 assists in career as a defender
• Team compiled a 56-20-11 (.707) record and a 1.04 GAA in four years
• Led team to a then-school record 18 wins in 1994
• NCAA Tournament appearances in 1992 and 1993
• First-Team All-CAA (1993 and 1994)
• First-Team all-state (1994)
• Second-Team All-South Atlantic Region (1994)
• W&M Most Valuable Player (1993)
• W&M Coaches Award (1992)
• W&M Best Rookie and Freshman Academic Achievement Awards (1991)

As an Assistant Coach
• Helped lead W&M to a 128-62-16 (.660) record over nine seasons (1995-2003)
• Four CAA titles
• Seven NCAA Tournament appearances
• In 1996 the team set a school record for wins (20) and winning percentage (.854), recorded the only perfect season in CAA history (8-0-0) and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament

As a Head Coach - since 2004
• Named CAA Coach of the Year and NSCAA South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2010
• Led the Tribe to the Sweet Sixteen in 2010, ending the season ranked No. 9 in the country
• Guided the College to the 2010 CAA regular season and conference tournament titles
• Led the Tribe to the 2017 CAA championship and the NCAA Tournament 

• Has coached three MLS draft picks, two CAA Players of the Year, one CAA Defensive Player of the Year, one CAA Rookie of the Year, 46 All-CAA players, and 17 all-rookie selections