VOLLEYBALL Coaching Staff
Chris Green
Head Coach
UAA Record: 159-69, 8 seasons
JC Record: 453-55, 9 seasons
Education: B.S., Mathematics, Nebraska 1991; M.S., Teaching Mathematics, Wyoming, 1995

Having led Alaska Anchorage to its unprecedented eighth straight winning season and the best campaign in program history in 2015, UAA head coach Chris Green continues to establish himself as one of the top mentors in the NCAA Div. II ranks.

A three-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (2009, 2013, 2015), Green has now led UAA to NCAA Tournament berths in six of the last seven seasons, capturing the program’s highest-ever seeds the past two years with a No. 2 in 2014 and a No. 1 in 2015. (In the 28 years before Green’s arrival, the Seawolves made just two NCAAs).

UAA has won at a .784 clip for the last three campaigns, including a 44-8 (.846) mark in league play, finishing runner-up by just one match in both 2013 and '14, before capturing the GNAC crown in 2015. Green was also the 2015 AVCA West Region Coach of the Year, winning that award for the second time.

The 2014 campaign saw Green’s Seawolves finish 21-6, establishing school records for best winning percentage (.778) and fewest losses – only to be topped by last year’s 27-3 mark, which also set the record for most victories. Katelynn Zanders was the GNAC Player of the Year and fellow senior Julia Mackey became the first Seawolf to earn First Team All-America honors as UAA reached the NCAA Second Round.

Under Green's tutelage, the Seawolves have now produced three GNAC Players of the Year (Calli Scott, 2009; Jackie Matthisen, 2011; Zanders, 2015), six All-Americans, five GNAC Newcomers of the Year, two GNAC Freshmen of the Year, 12 All-West Region performers and 22 All-GNAC Team honorees.

Green's 2010 and 2011 squads recorded identical 18-9 marks and advanced to the NCAAs, with the 2011 team coming just one win shy of sharing the GNAC title.

After being picked to finish seventh in the 2009 GNAC preseason coaches’ poll, UAA wound up winning the league by three full matches, boosted by a school-record 13-match win streak. The Nebraska native earned both the GNAC and NCAA Div. II West Region coach-of-the-year awards as the Seawolves tied for the then-best winning percentage (.742) and posted the second-most victories in program history (23). UAA capped its historic 2009 season by winning its first-ever NCAA match, upsetting Hawaii-Hilo in a 5-set thriller.

In 2008, Green took the reins of a Seawolf program that had gone 17-58 over the previous three campaigns and produced a solid 15-14 mark, along with the program’s first All-American in senior Rhea Cardwell.

Following four straight NJCAA Final 4 appearances and the 2007 national title at Western Nebraska Community College, Green made the jump from junior college to the NCAA Division II level in the spring of 2008.

Green built a powerhouse program in his nine seasons at WNCC, compiling a 453-55 record that culminated in the 2007 NJCAA Div. I championship. The Cougars finished in the top 10 at the national tournament in all of Green’s seasons. In his final three seasons, WNCC went 163-7 and finished national runner-up in 2006.

Under Green’s tutelage, the Cougars earned a total of 10 first-team and six second-team All-America certificates and regularly placed players at NCAA Div. I and II programs. WNCC’s players also found success in the classroom, with the team maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average in all nine of his seasons.

In 2011, Green was inducted into the NJCAA’s Hall of Fame (encompassing all sports) for his accomplishments at WNCC.

The Gering, Neb., native also coached seven years at the prep level, including a 4-year stint at Kauai High School in Lihue, Hawaii.

Green earned a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Nebraska in 1991, and received his master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in 1995.

Chris Green UAA Head Coaching Record
Year Overall  Pct  Conf (Pl.)   Postseason
2008   15-14 .517   7-9 (6th)    
2009   23- 8 .742  14-2 (1st)   NCAA 2nd Rd
2010   18- 9 .667  13-5 (3rd)   NCAA 1st Rd
2011   18- 9 .667  14-4 (2nd)   NCAA 1st Rd
2012   16-10 .615  11-7 (T-4th)
2013   21-10 .677  15-3 (2nd)   NCAA 1st Rd
2014   21- 6 .778  15-3 (2nd)   NCAA 1st Rd
2015   27- 3 .900  18-2 (1st)   NCAA 2nd Rd
Total 159-69 .697 107-35        6 NCAA Tournaments

Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Nebraska
Graduating Year: 1991
Experience: 8 Years
Phone: 907-786-1226