Head Coach 2009 Boys Blue & Assistant Coach 2009 Boys Orange
USSF National 'B' License
NSCAA National Diploma
NorCal Advanced Fiorentina
Chris Flanagan is the head coach of the 2009 Boys Blue with the San Francisco Elite Academy. In addition, he manages the 2009 boys player pool by serving as an assistant coach for 2009 Boys Orange. Since moving to San Francisco in 2000, Chris has coached numerous boys and girls teams, across ages, soccer and futsal, and all levels of play.
Beyond the Academy, Chris serves as the assistant coach for University High School Boys' Varsity Soccer. During his three seasons at University, the school has twice finished runners-up in the North Coast Sectionals and once as CIF Norcal State runners-up. In 2018, University also won the Bay Counties League West as well as that conference's playoff tournament, defeating their rival and eventual Norcal State champion, Marin Academy.
Previously, Chris was the head coach of SFEA's 2000 and 2003 boys teams. Prior to that he coached the 2006 boys at San Francisco Glens Evolution. In addition, Chris coached for several years, with various teams, at Evolution FC, and in 2014-2015 he led their U-12 Boys to a runner-up finish in the highest division (State) of the NorCal State Cup. In addition, Chris has held various leadership positions with SF Glens Evolution, Evolution FC, and the SMC Star Alliance. Chris’s playing experience includes the open premier divisions of the Northern Virginia Soccer League, Washington DC International League, University of Notre Dame club soccer, as well as a high school career with then state powerhouse, St. Charles Preparatory of Columbus, Ohio. His soccer coaching licensing and certification includes a USSF "B" License, National Diploma from the NSCAA, and Advanced Fiorentina from NorCal. In addition, Chris holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in Communications from the University of Texas, as well as an MFA in Fine Arts in Writing from Pacific University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.