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Chris Avila


Coach Chris has been with Bay City since Fall of 2014, working with summer camps, Sunday workouts,  coaching multiple teams in various grade levels. Chris has been coaching for over 6 years in the Bay Area and has over 9 years of experience in the fitness/ health and coaching.

Coach Chris grew up in Southern California, Orange County and began playing sports in middle school. He developed a love for sports at a young age and played basketball, football, and volleyball throughout grade school and middle school. In high School, Chris played basketball and football for Servite High School and began to develop critical life skills and study habits through sports. “Being a student athlete in high school was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I can remember, I had to learn to manage my time efficiently and be disciplined enough to finish my homework and projects before and after practice.”

Chris Avila - Bay City Basketball - Head Coach
Chris Avila - Bay City Basketball - Head Coach

After High school Chris attended Fullerton college where he only played one season of basketball and eventually graduated with an A.A. and transferred to San Francisco State University where he finished up his B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology. Chris is currently enrolled to a Counseling and Psychology Masters program at USF for Fall 2016, in hopes to learn and study proper coaching habits, how to improve youth development, and the positive engagement of sports on youth.

Chris has been working in the health and fitness field in San Francisco for over 5 years and is a certified personal trainer, group instructor, and is currently managing a fitness team/department. He began coaching at the YMCA of Anaheim, where he coached 6th and 7th grade basketball, soccer, and football for two years. After moving to San Francisco he was hired on to coach at the JCC of San Francisco and coached U9, U10, and U11 soccer and basketball for two years. Looking for a more competitive and challenging position Coach Chris reached out to Matt and Jon in 2014 and hopes to become a part of the accomplished staff. Since then, Chris has been working with teams in the grade school and middle school division and is currently the assistant JV boys baksetball coach at French American International as well as head coach for CYO boys 8th grade team at French American International.

" I honestly love coaching, it's a huge passion of mine! I am able to wake up every day and show up to practice and do something I genuinely love to do day in and day out, not many people get to say that! Bay City has been a huge blessing for me and I have been fortunate enough to work with such great, intelligent, and humble coaches/staff. All the parents, players, and staff are truly amazing and supportive and have helped me grow and learn along this journey. Being part of Bay City is something I am extremely proud and love to tell people what I do."

" I have three rules to be part of my team 1. We always work hard 2. We never quit and 3. you must believe in yourself"

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