Chris Keen
Chris Keen
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 863-680-4248
Alma Mater: Findlay, 2005

Chris Keen was named as the fourth head coach in Florida Southern volleyball history on January 16, 2018, after five ultra-successful years as an assistant and associate head coach with the Moccasins. Keen joined the Moccasins in 2013 as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate head coach a year later. He was a part of one of the most prolific runs in program history when Florida Southern won 23-straight matches en route to an NCAA Division II national runner-up finish in 2017.

In his one year at the helm for the Moccasins, Keen has guided the program to an NCAA South Region Semifinal as well as developed three AVCA All-Americans, an AVCA South Region Player of the Year, three AVCA All-South selections, an SSC Player of the Year, and two All-SSC selections.

  • AVCA National Assistant of the Year: 2017

AT FLORIDA SOUTHERN (2018-present):

  • NCAA Tournament Appearances (1): 2018
  • AVCA All-Americans (3): 2018 - Nicole Mattson (1st), Bethany Besancenez (3rd), Rachael Martin (Honorable Mention)
  • AVCA South Region Player of the Year (1): 2018 - Nicole Mattson
  • AVCA All-South (3): 2018 - Bethany Besancenez (1st), Rachael Martin (1st), Nicole Mattson (1st)
  • AVCA Division II National Player of the Week (1): Nicole Mattson (9/4)
  • D2CCA South Region Player of the Year (1): 2018 - Nicole Mattson
  • D2CCA All-South Region (2): 2018 - Nicole Mattson (1st), Rachael Martin (2nd)
  • SSC Player of the Year (1): 2018-19 - Nicole Mattson
  • SSC Offensive Player of the Week (4): 2018 - Rachael Martin (10/1), Nicole Mattson (9/3, 10/8), Tierra Porter (9/3)
  • SSC Setter of the Week (2): 2018 - Bethany Besancenez (9/3, 10/1)
  • All-SSC (2): 2018 - Nicole Mattson (1st), Rachael Martin (2nd)
  • NCAA South Region All-Tournament (1): 2018 - Nicole Mattson

AT FLORIDA SOUTHERN (2018-present):

  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2): 2018 - Bethany Besancenez, Nicole Mattson
  • D2ADA Academic Achievement Award (8): 2018-19 - Bethany Besancenez, Courtney Charneco, Annie Collins, Gabby Fresh, Rachael Martin, Nicole Mattson, Erica Ronda, Makena Wilson
  • SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll (9): 2018 - Bethany Besancenez, Courtney Charneco, Annie Collins, Whitney Drost, Gabby Fresh, Bethany Jones, Rachael Martin, Nicole Mattson, Makena Wilson

Keen came to Florida Southern in 2013 after two seasons as an assistant coach at Nova Southeastern. He also coached at the University of Florida for three seasons and made coaching stops at Georgia Southern and the University of Georgia.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Findlay, Keen was a three-year letterwinner for the Oilers where he set a single-season school record with 1,376 assists in 2005. He also played professional beach volleyball on the AVP Qualifying Tour.

He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Lakeland with their daughter, Demery.


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