Cristy (Chapman) Uhrig
Coach Cristy (Chapman) Uhrig's success as both a player and a coach can be attributed to her strong work ethic, intense competitive nature, and incisive understanding all aspects of the game. For more than 18 years she has dedicated her coaching career to instilling and nurturing these characteristics in her players.
Growing up in Newton, IL., Coach Cristy was a three sport athlete, earning eleven varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and track. From there she went on to compete at the University of Louisville (1995) and the University of Illinois (1996-1999). During her collegiate career she garnered All-Freshman Honors (1995), earned All-Big 10 Honors twice, received All-American Honors (1998), and was named the University of Illinois Female Athlete of the Year (1999). Following her successful collegiate career, Coach Cristy competed professionally in the United States and Europe from 1999-2003. During that time she served as one of the ambassadors and founding members of the United States Professional Volleyball League (USPV), a professional women's volleyball league based out of the mid-west.
Upon completing her playing career Coach Cristy embarked on what has been and continues to be a very successful coaching career. Prior to leaving for Louisville she worked with all age levels at LBVBC, winning a National Championship in 2006 with her 13-1 team and finishing in the top 5 in the three proceeding years with the 12-1, 13-1, and 18-1 teams. Meanwhile, Coach Cristy also served as the Head Girls' Varsity Volleyball Coach at Santa Margarita High School (2005-2009). While at Santa Margarita she guided her teams to the CIF Finals (2005), CIF Semifinals (2006, 2009), and a CIF Championship (2008). In 2008 she was named Orange County Coach of the Year and California High School Coach of the Year.
Following the 2009 season, Coach Cristy and her family moved to Louisville where she coach at Assumption High School (2010, 2011) and KIVA - Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (2010-2013). Once again, success followed. In both years that she was at Assumption High School the team earned State Championships, being named the #2 high school team in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com. In her four years at KIVA her teams were AAU National Runners-up twice (13-1's in 2010 and 18-1's in 2013) and finished 5th in the other two years (2011, 2012). Since she has been back in Orange County she has helped the LBVBC 18-1 team to two Bronze (2015, 2017) and one Silver (2016) Medal finish in the last three USAV Junior National Championships.
Coach Cristy currently resides in Ladera Ranch with her husband, Jeff, and her four boys, Calvin, Maverick, Brody, and Keats.