Coach Chris Chown is entering his second 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.”
|4||Heather Griepsma||SR||OPP||Riverside, CA||Chaffey College|
|5||Andrea Edwards||FR||MB||Long Beach, CA||Los Alamitos High School|
|7||Paige Baker||FR||S||La Crescenta, CA||Crescenta Valley High School|
|8||Lindsey Lemos||SO||MB||Colton, CA||Grand Terrace High School|
|9||Mary Smith||FR||OH||Colorado Springs, CO||Discovery Canyon Campus School|
|10||Alyssa Pigao||FR||S||Waimea, HI||Waimea High School|
|11||Avery O'Neal||FR||DS, L||Burbank, CA||Village Christian High School|
|12||Austin Edwards||FR||OPP, DS||Corona, CA||Centennial High School|
|13||Alyssa Roberts||FR||OH||Eastvale, CA||Rancho Cucamonga High School|
|14||Marissa Gonzales||JR||DS, OPP||Lancaster, CA||Antelope Valley College|
|15||Isabelle Riina||SO||DS, L||Kodiak, AK||George Fox University|
|16||Haily Chute||JR||S||Blythe, CA||College of the Desert|
|17||Kylee Ancheta||SO||S, DS||Hilo, HI||Waiakea High School|
|19||Mica Riina||FR||DS||Kodiak, AK||Kodiak High School|
|20||Mary Kressin||FR||MB||Fallbrook, CA||Fallbrook High School|
|21||Jatyauna Newburn||FR||OH||Huntington Beach, CA||Ocean View High School|