FORMER ATLANTA SILVERBACK CHRIS MAHAFFEY PROMOTED TO HEAD COACH OF THE GEORGIA REVOLUTION FC
December 9, 2016
The Georgia Revolution FC is proud to announce the promotion of Coach Chris Mahaffey to Head Coach. Chris joined the Revs in 2016 as the Assistant Head Coach, bringing with him an extensive playing and coaching background.
Coach Mahaffey grew up in Conyers, Georgia where he attended Heritage High School. While in High School, he lead his team to back to back State Championships and was the Georgia State 4A Soccer Player of the Year. Chris also played for several youth teams, including the Stone Mountain Storm which won the 1999 State Cup and AFC Lightning which won the 2004 State Cup. In 2003, he spent a single season with the Georgia State University men’s soccer team where he was the Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year. In 2004, he moved to Germany for a trial with KFC Uerdingen of the third division. While in Germany Chris also trained with MSV Mainz 05 of the German Bundesliga. In 2007, he played for the Atlanta Silverbacks U23s. In 2008, he was called up to the club’s senior team, the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division. Mahaffey also had the opportunity to train with MLS side Kansas City Wizards, now known as Sporting Kansas City.
As a coach, Chris has established himself as one of the Premier Coaches in Georgia Soccer. In 2011 Chris was recognized as the Georgia Soccer Girls Select Coach of the year. Chris is known to develop players to play at the highest levels. He brings with him an impressive youth soccer resume to include coaching in the Region 3 Premier League and National League, winning two State Cup Championships, reaching the Regional Semi Finals twice and winning the Region 3 Premier League Championship. Chris was the Director of Coaching at Coweta Soccer Association and formally the Assistant Coach for Oglethorpe University Women’s Soccer, where he helped lead the team to its best season in school history. Chris is currently the Executive Director for Henry County Soccer Association.
He resides in Henry County, Georgia with his wife Katie, son Beckham, and daughter Marki Kate.
Coach Mahaffey holds a USSF National “A” License.