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  • Volleyball icon Joined USA Volleyball in 1995 as a member of the U.S. Standing Disabled Volleyball Team
  • Volleyball icon Started all six matches during the 2016 Intercontinental Cup
  • Volleyball icon Inducted into the YMCA Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Volleyball icon Named the 2004 Paralympian of the Year
  • Volleyball icon Named “Most Valuable Player” of the 2003 Parapan American Games
  • Volleyball icon Named “Most Outstanding Hitter” of 2003 Parapan American Games
  • Volleyball icon 1999 Pan American Games Most Outstanding Blocker in Montreal (standing)
  • Volleyball icon Named “Most Outstanding Blocker” at the 1998 World Championship (standing)
  • Volleyball icon Named to the All-Tournament team at the 1997 Pan American Open (standing)


  • flag icon 2022 Dutch Tournament
  • flag icon 2022 World ParaVolley World Championships (5th place)
  • Medal 2019 World ParaVolley Beach World Series Pingtan Open - Gold
  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2018 World ParaVolley World Championship
  • 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • flag icon 2016 ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup
  • Medal 2015 ParaVolley Beach Standing Volleyball Challenge - Silver
  • Medal 2007 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2006: Sitting World Championship
  • 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens
  • Medal 2003 Parapan American Games - Gold
  • flag icon 2002 Sitting World Championship
  • flag icon 2002 Para-Standing Volleyball World Championships
  • 2000 Paralympics Games (standing volleyball) in Sydney
  • Medal 1999 Para-Standing Volleyball Parapan Am Open - Silver
  • flag icon 1998 Para-Standing Volleyball World Championships
  • Medal 1997 Para-Standing Volleyball Parapan Am Open - Gold
  • 1996 Paralympic Games (standing volleyball) in Atlanta, Georgia

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Became an amputee at age 7, after an accident with a lawn mower that severely damaged his right leg below the knee
  • Volleyball icon Competed in four Paralympic Games spanning two decades, two with standing volleyball and two with the sitting team
  • Volleyball icon Graduated with a degree in political science and government from the University of Central Florida
  • Volleyball icon Manages a youth volleyball league and trains high school players
  • Volleyball icon Inspired to try volleyball after watching current U.S. Women’s National Team coach Karch Kiraly win a gold medal during the 1984 Olympics
  • On one of the perks of sitting volleyball.“One thing I really like about sitting volleyball is that you can play in your older years. I had to stop playing standing because it killed my knees, but I don’t have that pain with sitting volleyball.”

Chris in the News