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Chris Farabee
Assistant Director of Coaching, Recreational

STAFF BIO:

Chris Farabee started coaching at Legacy in 2009. He has coached many different Legacy boys teams over the years. Chris has a long and successful coaching career and is one of Legacy's highest credentialed coaches. In 2013 Chris took over a new position in the Legacy as our Assistant Director of Coaching, Recreational. Chris is responsible for overseeing and developing the Legacy Recreational Program including working with all the coaches and the players. Chris has a wide background in coaching youth soccer in Arizona going all the way back to 1991. He has also helped establish and coordinate various youth programs such as an "adopt-a-family" program at Dobson High School, acted as a DOC for a major club, was a region IV ODP coach, coached club, coached HS, and ran his own youth academy. He is currently the assistant principal at Hamilton High School.

TEAMS: Assistant Director of Coaching, Recreational
EDUCATION:
  • USSF "A" License
  • Arizona State University (M.Ed. in Secondary Education)
  • Arizona State University (B.A.. in Psychology)
  • Principal Certificate, Arizona
  • Teacher Certificate, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Arizona
CLUB COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Legacy, Assistant Director of Coaching Recreational (2013-present)
  • San Tan Legacy, 97 Girls Red, Asst Coach (2012-13)
  • San Tan Legacy, 03 Boys White, Head Coach (2010-13)
  • San Tan Legacy, 03 Boys Red, Head Coach (2009-2012)
  • San Tan, Co-Director of Coaching, San Tan Soccer Academy (2009-2010)
  • Lil’ Hammers, Co-Director of Coaching (2005-08)
  • AZFC, Coach/Trainer of various teams
  • Mesa Soccer Club, Director of Coaching (1997-01) Coach/Trainer of various teams
  • Tempe Soccer Club, Director of Coaching (1995-97) Coach/Trainer of various teams
  • Arizona Soccer Academy, Academy Director, Tempe & Mesa, AZ (1991-2004) Created the Arizona Soccer Academy, training approximately 200-300 soccer players in an annual 8-week summer training program
ODP COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Olympic Development Regional Coach, Region IV, 1995-1999 (summer) Participated in the U.S. Olympic Development Program, identifying female soccer players to represent the western region and the United States in international competition.
  • Olympic Development State Coach, Arizona, 1991-1999 Coached several boys’ and girls’ teams in the ODP program
  • Arizona State Coach Licensing Staff, 1991-1999 State instructor for coaching courses for USSF D, E and F licenses
HIGH SCHOOL COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Dobson High School, Varsity Head Coach, Boys (1996-2002) Two state championships Two state runners-up Four regional championships Three consecutive Fiesta Bowl titles
  • McClintock High School, Varsity Head Coach, Boys (1991-1996, Winter) Two Fiesta Bowl titles
  • National High School Coach of the Year Finalist, NSCAA, 1999 & 2000
  • Western Region High School Coach of the Year, NSCAA, 1999 & 2000
  • Arizona High School Coach of the Year, AHSCA, 1999 & 2000
  • Arizona Coaches Association Coach of the Year, 1999
  • Arizona Republic High School Coach of the Year, 2000
  • Tribune East Valley Coach of the Year, 1998, 1999 & 2001
  • East Valley Region Coach of the Year 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002
PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
  • Member of State Championship teams in club and high school soccer.
  • Two-Time All-State high school player, 1984 & 1985
  • Member of the Army High School All-American Team, 1985
  • Member of Arizona State University’s Men’s Soccer Team, 1987 & 1988