Chris Hines III

Girls 2010/2011, Pre-Club, Club 2015/2016

I am Gerald Christopher Hines III, but I go by Chris. I was born on September 4, 1968 in Montgomery Pennsylvania. I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Sanford High school in
1986. I spent one year at the University of Delaware before heading off to Palm Beach Atlantic University where I graduated in 1991. Today I own and operate the Hines Steak Company. I have been blessed with three sons with whom I enjoy life: Taylor (30), Brendan (23) and Brayden (13) I love soccer and I am now entering into my 20th year of coaching travel soccer. I have coached for the FV Strikers for 10 years from 2000- 2010, the Crystal Lake Force from 2010 to 2017 and the Chicago Fire JRS from 2018-2021, and I am so blessed to come back home and now coach for the FV Strikers again.
I graduated in 2019 with a Master of Divinity from Northern Seminary and I am currently a Servant Leader as the Senior Pastor at the historic First Baptist Church of Kankakee.
Palm Beach Atlantic University: – 3-year Varsity Soccer mid-fielder, 2 year all conference, 2 year Varsity captain.
Sanford High School (Hockessin, DE) – 3-year varsity Soccer mid-fielder, 2 year all conference, varsity captain senior year.
2003- USSF- National “D” License
2000- USSF- “E” License
2000- IHSA coaching certificate
2017- IHSA Illinois High School Association Certification 2017- IHSA Sports First Aid Certification
Chicago Fire Juniors West Head Coach (Plainfield, IL), 2018 to 2021.
Crystal Lake Force Academy Coordinator and Coach (Crystal Lake, IL), 2011 to 2017.
Fox Valley Strikers Soccer Coach (Geneva, IL), 2000-2011.