Women’s Volley Ball Coaches
Chris Chown, Head Coach
Coach Chris Chown has recently completed his first season at the helm of the Sea Beggars Women’s Volleyball team. He brings a passion for the game of volleyball that has developed over many years of competing and coaching both indoor and on the beach. He played throughout high school as well as three years as a part of the club volleyball team at University of California-Los Angeles. Recently, he has focused his playing efforts in the California Beach Volleyball Association.
“I am very excited to be a part of what God is doing at Providence,” Coach Chown said. “Athletics have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I believe that the relationships developed and lessons learned through teamwork and competition will strengthen our faith and develop our character, while being a lot of fun and hard work.”
Coach Chown spent the last six years coaching varsity boys and girls volleyball teams at various high schools throughout Los Angeles, leading two different programs to their first league championship in school history.
Chown graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology and after spending a year in Mexico City doing missions work, returned to UCLA to earn his teaching credential and masters in secondary math education. He taught and coached in the Los Angeles Unified School District for five years, where he actively invested in the lives of young people. He and his wife Amanda attend Pacific Crossroads Church.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to help build a volleyball program at Providence. I love that the mission and vision here at Providence are so intentionally integrated in the various opportunities that are offered. At this dynamic liberal arts college, student athletes will be challenged to compete aggressively, think deeply, and authentically seek the Lord. Providence is a place where they will be cared for and invested in by a wonderful student body and staff that love Jesus.”
Jaci Schork recently joined the Sea Beggar Women’s Volleyball coaching staff after four successful years of playing collegiate volleyball at Biola University. Jaci was a defensive specialist throughout college. This experience, combined with her previous 6 years as an outside hitter, results in her deep love and passion for every aspect of the sport. She also had the privilege of coaching a 15’s club team this past season and thoroughly enjoyed leading a coaching that group of young ladies.
“After graduating from Biola, I immediately got involved in the club volleyball world and have loved my coaching experience thus far. I am really looking forward to coaching at the collegiate level and bringing my playing experience to the table,” Coach Jaci said. “Volleyball has been a major part of my life since 6th grade and when I look back I see so much growth, not only in terms of skill, but in character and interpersonal relationships as well. Volleyball is a team sport and I love that the challenges and triumphs that are faced, are faced together. I love how this reflects the body of Christ.”
Jaci graduated from Biola with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and minor in Biblical Studies. She currently attends California State University Fullerton where she is studying to get her Masters in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Sport Performance. Jaci is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and will be in charge of the teams training. Additionally, she will serve as a Resident Director on campus. She is looking forward to being an integral part of the wonderful community at Providence.
“I am excited to use my experiences and passions to help grow the Women’s Volleyball program and impact the overall community at Providence. I am thankful for the opportunity and I am looking forward to mentoring and coaching alongside passionate individuals who love Jesus and care so much about the students here.”