Chris Hamblin begins his second year as Alison Foley's associate head coach but seventh overall season on the Boston College women's soccer staff.
In addition to his coaching duties at Boston College, Hamblin was the head coach of the New England Eagles FC, which captured the state title in 2005 and 2006. He is also a Region 1 Olympic Development Program staff member and holds a NSCAA National license.
Hamblin began his coaching career immediately after graduating from BC in 2001. In his first season alongside head coach Alison Kulik, the team posted an 11-10-1 season and earned an NCAA tournament berth. During Hamblin's tenure at Boston College, the team has compiled a record of 77-41-11 and outscored opponents, 238-137. The Eagles have also earned a NCAA tournament berth five times and reached the "Sweet 16" round three consecutive seasons.
In addition to his on field duties, Hamblin coordinates the Eagles recruiting strategy, organizes team travel, and is the liaison with compliance and undergraduate admissions for the program.
As an undergraduate, Hamblin was a four-year starter for the Boston College men's team. He led the Eagles to a Big East Tournament championship and the team's first NCAA bid since 1990 as a senior.
After earning 0.84 goals against average and backing the nation's eighth-best defense, Hamblin was selected as an NSCAA/adidas first-team All-American, the only one in program history. In 2000, he shut out a career-high eight opponents, including seven in Big East games. In his career, he earned 24 shutouts. Hamblin's 0.44 goals against average in conference play earned him the Goalkeeper of the Year and an All-Big East first-team selection. In 1997, he made the All-Rookie Team.
Throughout college, Hamblin coached local youth soccer teams, while participating in many community programs associated with the University. For his dedication to the community, Hamblin was awarded the Brian D.A. Hall Award, BC's highest leadership honor. He also performed exceptionally in the classroom, as he earned the Big East/Aeropostale Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in 2001, as well as three Big East Academic All-Star honors and three Athletic Director's Awards for Academic Achievement. Boston College honored Hamblin with the 2001 Outstanding Senior Male Student-Athlete Award.
Hamblin went on to play professionally for the Boston Bulldogs of the D-3 Pro League. He led the Bulldogs to the Northern Conference Championship in 2001.
A native of Bristol, England, Hamblin received his undergraduate degree in human development and communications and earned his master's in May of 2007 in developmental and educational psychology. Hamblin married Elizabeth Baird on July 6, 2007 in Castle Combe, England.