Chris Shuley

Elite Program Head Coach

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Coaching Info

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

FC Westlake Email:

Cell Phone: 512-751-2461

Coaching Qualifications:

  • US Soccer Grassroots Coaching License
  • USSF “F” License

Names of teams you coach:

  • 10B Central
  • 09G Blue


Chris was born in Houston and moved to Austin at the age of 3. He played soccer throughout the Austin area and started coaching for WYSA/Westlake Chaps Soccer Club in 1995. After graduating from St. Michael’s Catholic Academy where he won a state championship in soccer, Chris attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and his Juris Doctorate. He continued to play and coach throughout his undergrad and graduate studies and has continued to do so while practicing law in the Austin area. Chris has coached boys and girls teams from U-6 to U-18 at both the Academy and Competitive levels along with Middle School and High School soccer. He is also a USSF referee, referee scheduler, and referee trainer. He is currently the referee scheduler for the WYSA/FC Westlake including the Recreational, Academy, and Competitive programs.

Coach Chris is a firm believer in creating a “complete” soccer player that is technical, tactical, and physically fit. As a coach, he believes that it is his job to not only coach soccer but to coach players. Every youth player learns and develops differently, and he strives to enable every player to develop to their maximum potential. Chris also wants to instill a love of the game in every player and firmly believes that youth soccer can and should be used to teach many life lessons and help develop a “complete” person.

In his spare time, Chris is a big fan of Manchester United, the U.S. National Teams, and The University of Texas Longhorns. Chris is married to his beautiful wife Erin, and they have three children in the WYSA/FC Westlake Program: Grace (2008), Andrew (2010), and Luke (2015). They also have a Goldendoodle named “Bear” that you may see at the fields on occasion.