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Mr. Chip Fuller » Coaching Bio

Coaching Bio

Chip Fuller                                                                   


Coach Fuller has over 20 years of coaching experience. He has been awarded the highest license for U.S. soccer coaches: United States Soccer Federation A-license. He also has a Master’s in Coaching & Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine.  

Currently, Fuller is the Director of Soccer Operations at Cal State University in Fullerton, CA. In his first three years with this NCAA DI program, the Titans won the Big West Conference Championship, and the Big West Tournament Championship twice 2015 & 2017. Chip has established a very successful Elementary School reading program with the CSUF soccer athletes.

Coach Fuller is also the Market Training Director for the extremely successful Pateadores Soccer Club. In 2016 & 2017 Fuller coached the U17 & U19 US Soccer Development Academy teams for the nationally ranked Pateadores. In 2017 his 19s were the Southwest Conference Champions. It was the first time a non-MLS club has ever won the SWC championship.  

From 2000 to 2016, Fuller served as a highly successful staff coach for the Irvine Strikers in Orange County, CA. - winning numerous League Championships with teams- U9 to U19. Chip also was on the Strikers U.S. Soccer Development Academy staff- coaching the club’s U16 & U18 teams.


From 2003 to 2006 Chip was the Assistant Coach for Concordia University in Irvine, CA. Before Fuller's arrival, the Eagles had enjoyed just one winning season during their 16 years in the Golden State Athletic Conference, and they had never won a GSAC Championship. In fact, they had managed only 21 wins during those 16 years. In Fuller's 4 years with the program, Concordia boasted 27 victories, and won two GSAC Championships. 

In 2004 Coach Fuller was asked to overhaul the struggling six-team program at University High in Irvine, CA. In just six years, Fuller developed one of the most successful high school soccer programs in Orange County, CA. - winning six Pacific Coast League Championships.


His "creative" approach to coaching can be attributed to Fuller's first career as an advertising executive. Chip was a VP Group Creative Director for the largest advertising agencies in the world. Leo Burnett - Foote, Cone & Belding - Bozell Worldwide and

D'Arcy - his clients included some of the nation's best-known brands: Kraft, SC Johnson Wax, Taco Bell, Pearle Vision, Sunkist, Tombstone Pizza, Pillsbury, Heinz and Canada Dry.

Chip has a passion to mentor young people, he was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps when he was he was only 20 - being recognized as a gifted leader.


Coach Fuller is also passionate about teaching kids to embrace virtue. He has written 40 children's books on character, and more than four million of his books are in print. One of Fuller's favorite quotes is from Rev. Billy Graham, who said, "When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost.'"


As a soccer player, Chip was the captain for U.S. Marine Corps teams in Iwakuni, Japan and Quantico, VA. During his college career he played for Indiana State University, and the University of Notre Dame. During his sophomore year Chip was named captain for the ISU Sycamores. Fuller transferred to UND before his junior year and was enjoying a successful campaign with the Fighting Irish until he was sidelined with an injury during his senior year. Chip received Monograms at both universities and graduated in 1984 from Notre Dame with a degree in Business Administration.


Chip and his wife Linda (his high school sweetheart) have been married for 34 years. They raised six children and yes, they all play soccer.     Examples of Chip Fuller’s creative work.    Mr. Fuller’s children’s book series website.    Coach Fuller’s 2000’s team demonstrating his ball possession style of play: Building out of the back.