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Football Coaching Staff
Chris Jones
Director of Sports Medicine/Football
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Sports Medicine/Football
Alma Mater: Ursinus College
Graduating Year: 1998
Experience: 12 Years
Phone: 804-289-8928

Education:  M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware (2000)
                     B.S. in Sports Medicine from Ursinus College (1998)

Chris joined the University of Richmond Sports Medicine Staff in 2002 as Head Football Athletic Trainer, where he coordinates year-round health care for the football team as a clinical athletic trainer.   He was promoted to Director of Sports Medicine in 2006 and Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine in 2012.  In his role as Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine he supervises eleven certified athletic trainers, one healthcare insurance coordinator, and coordinates UR’s athlete-centered multi-disciplinary healthcare delivery system for UR Student-Athletes in conjunction with University of Richmond Team Physicians and multiple other allied healthcare providers and specialist.  He also serves as a preceptor for multiple athletic training education programs.

Previous to joining the UR Sports Medicine Staff, he served as the Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Findlay in 2002.   Chris also had the opportunity to serve as Seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer for the New York Jets from 2000 to 2001, after completing his graduate assistantship. 

While performing his graduate work for the University of Delaware, Chris severed as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Villanova University, where he worked primarily with the Wildcat Football and Baseball Teams.  He also has experience in Major League Baseball, where he completed an athletic training internship with the Philadelphia Phillies in the summer of 1999 through the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.

Chris is NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has completed USA Weightlifting Olympic Club Coach Course.  He has completed advanced training in soft tissue mobilization through Active Release Technique and Graston Technique Courses.   Chris is an American Health & Safety Institute CPR and First Aid Instructor.  He is also licensed to practice athletic training through the Virginia Board of Medicine.  Chris currently serves as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Most Outstanding Athletic Trainer Committee’s District three representative.  Chris also serves on the Virginia Concussion Advisory Council.  He has previously served on the NCAA focus group on excess insurance in intercollegiate athletics.  Chris has presented at multiple state and national conferences on various Sports Medicine topics.  

Chris and his wife, the former Bethann Fallo reside in Glen Allen, VA with their two children, Maia and Henry.