Chris Gores is in his second season as an assistant coach for FGCU in 2014-15.
In his first season on the FGCU sidelines in 2013, Gores helped the Eagles become the first program in Atlantic Sun Conference history to win four straight regular-season championships courtesy of a 6-1-1 league record. The Green and Blue has a 28-3-2 record in A-Sun games since the start of the 2010 season. All three of its conference losses have come on the road, and out of a possible 99 points that could have been earned in that time, the Eagles have claimed an impressive 86 of them (86.9 percent).
After starting the season 0-5-1, the young Eagles – who did not have a senior on the roster – went 8-1-1 over their final 10 regular-season games. During that span FGCU out-scored its opponents 14-6, including 12-4 in A-Sun action.
Isaiah Madrid was named the A-Sun Freshman of the Year, highlighting a list of seven Eagles who Gores coached which garnered A-Sun honors in 2013. Madrid finished the regular season tied for 5th in the A-Sun with 11 points on four goals and three assists. In total, three Eagles landed on the A-Sun First Team, two were on the Second Team and two more, including Madrid, finished on the All-Freshman Team.
Before joining the Eagles, Gores spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Harvard men’s soccer team, where he focused heavily on recruiting, and helped coach the team to numerous upsets against nationally ranked opponents.
Prior to beginning his coaching career, Gores spent eight years playing professionally for five different teams in the United Soccer League. Additionally, Gores served as captain of the Puerto Rico Men’s National Team, competing in both the 2010 World Cup qualifiers and the 2005 Digicel Cup.
Gores played collegiately at Stanford, where he led the nation in scoring defense and helped the Cardinal finish second in the NCAA Tournament during the 1998 season. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in international relations.
In 2011 Gores received the FIFA recognized United States Soccer Federation National ‘A’ License.