Chris Mansfield begins his ninth season at The University of Tulsa, and his seventh season as a volunteer goalkeeper coach for the men's soccer team. Previously, Mansfield spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the Hurricane.
In the last eight years, TU's goalkeepers have tallied 48 shutouts and have recorded an 99-49-22 overall mark. During that same time, TU advanced six times to the NCAA Tournament, including a quarterfinal appearance in both 2004 and 2009, and won the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles for three straight years (2007-2009).
Mansfield came to Tulsa after spending the 2001 season as an assistant coach at Missouri State.
Prior to his coaching stint at MSU, he was a four-year letterwinner at the University of New Mexico. During his playing career, Mansfield was a two-time all-conference academic selection as a goalkeeper and served as team captain during his final season. As a scholar athlete, he received the New Mexico Coaches Award in 1999 and was a member of both the Blue Key Honor Society and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. During his senior year, he received the UNM Alumni Association Citizenship Award and was a nominee for the Clauve Outstanding Senior Award.
A native of Springfield, Ill., Mansfield earned a double major with bachelor degrees in both communication and political science in 2001 from New Mexico. He then received his Juris Doctor from The University of Tulsa College of Law in 2005. Mansfield is the senior associate attorney for the law firm Leonard & Rineer, PC.
He is a licensed United States Soccer Federation referee, and has served as the goalkeeper coach for Joe Machnik's No. 1 Soccer Camp since 1997, and has also been the camp director for the past four years.
He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Tulsa and have a daughter, Ava Marie.
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