Chris Sulages

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Chris Sulages
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1973-01-25) January 25, 1973 (age 44)
Mission Viejo, California
Playing career
1992–1993 Saddleback CC
1994–1995 Weber State
Position(s) Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995 Weber State (assistant)
1996 San Diego assistant)
1997–1999 Occidental (assistant)
2000 Prague Panthers
2001–2002 Cal State Northridge (OL/TE)
2003–2004 Lewis & Clark (OL)
2005 Lewis & Clark (OC)
2006–2015 Lewis & Clark
Head coaching record
Overall 19–62 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards West Region Coach of the Year (2011)

Chris Sulages (born January 25, 1973) is an American football coach and former player. He was the head football coach at Lewis & Clark College from 2006 until 2015. Sulages revived the Pioneers football program from consecutive winless seasons in 2006 and 2007 to a 7–2 record and second place in the Northwest Conference in 2011, which earned him the distinction of's West Region Coach of the Year.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

From 2001 to 2002, Sulages coached offensive line and tight ends at Division I-AA Cal State Northridge. In 2001, the Matadors sported the #2 total offense in the nation. Sulages was a CSU-N recruiting coordinator, fitness instructor, and NCAA eligibility liaison.

Sulages is a former head coach for the Prague Panthers in the Czech Republic.[2] While coaching in Prague, his teams were the #1 rushing offense, #1 total offense and total defense in the Czech League. The Panthers made two Euro Bowl appearances and earned one national title.

Sulages' NCAA Division III experience includes a three-year stint as an assistant offensive coach at Occidental College where he coordinated the Tiger run game and pass protection schemes for the #1 rushing offense in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He has also worked with the offensive line, tight ends, and special teams at the University of San Diego and Weber State University.

A graduate of Weber State, Sulages played two seasons on the Wildcat offensive line where he received All-Big Sky Conference honors. He earned a degree in English with a minor in physical education and coaching. He played two years of junior college football at Saddleback College, where he was all-conference and helped lead the Gauchos to the 1992 Junior College National Championship. He earned a degree in liberal studies at Saddleback.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Lewis & Clark Pioneers (Northwest Conference) (2006–2014)
2006 Lewis & Clark 0–9 0–6 7th
2007 Lewis & Clark 0–9 0–6 7th
2008 Lewis & Clark 1–8 0–6 7th
2009 Lewis & Clark 2–7 1–5 6th
2010 Lewis & Clark 4–5 2–4 5th
2011 Lewis & Clark 7–2 4–2 2nd 10 (West Region)
2012 Lewis & Clark 4–5 1–5 6th
2013 Lewis & Clark 1–8 1–5 6th
2014 Lewis & Clark 0–9 0–7 7th
Lewis & Clark: 19–62 9–48
Total: 19–62


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