This season Coach Chris Whiting returns to Laguna Beach VBC, bringing with him nearly 25 years of coaching experience at the high school, club, and collegiate level.
Coach Chris began his coaching career at Laguna Beach High School. During his tenure he served as an interim head varsity coach, assistant varsity coach, junior varsity head coach, and frosh/soph coach for both the girls and boys programs. It was then that Coach Chris also began coaching at Laguna Beach VBC (1992-2012) where he trained teams at every age division from the 12's to the 18's, seeing success at every level. In addition to his teams consistently placing in the top 10 in the nation, Coach Chris led 3 of his teams (one at the 12U and two at the 15U divisions) to National Championships Titles. Always looking to challenge himself and increase his volleyball knowledge, Coach Chris also spent a year coaching at the Division I collegiate level at UC Irvine, serving as an assistant coach and helping the team to reach the NCAA tournament.
Coach Chris received his Bachelor's Degree in History from UCLA and teaching credential from National University. Outside of the volleyball world, Coach Chris owns and operates the music production facility Sound Matrix Studios. He lives in Aliso Viejo with his wife Richie (who also coaches at LBVBC) and 2 daughters.