Chris Brown brings a wealth of leadership, teaching and coaching knowledge to the Lady Lightning. He is a DMV area native from Bethesda, Md where he was a three-sport athlete at Walter Johnson High School. While studying Kinesiology at Univ. of Texas San Antonio he was introduced to the competitive game of softball as a student trainer. Chris went on the coach football at the DII level in Kentucky before relocating back to the Northern Virginia area where he continued to coach at the high school level before returning to the collegiate game at the DI level. After gaining more experience with recruiting and coaching at a high level, he returned to coach several schools in the Ashburn/Leesburg area helping to win back to back state championships and a state semifinal appearance. He also brings several years of successfully coaching travel softball and AAU basketball in the Ashburn area. After 20+ years in coaching Chris has increased his attention on the Mental Performance side of student athletes. Chris believes in building a Champion Mindset and becoming a Mindful Athlete of Awareness, Motivation, Confidence, Positive Self Talk and Mental Toughness. He integrates techniques for his student athletes to learn this Champion Mindset through the game and apply it on the field, at home, in the classroom and in the community.