Chris Mellecker grew up playing soccer since the age of 4. Chris played his competitive club soccer for Countryside Lightning (Countryside Youth Soccer Association). Chris played his high school soccer at River Ridge Middle/High School, served as a Co-Captain, and led his team to a 3rd place finish in the State of Florida. After graduating high school, Chris was recruited by Jacksonville University (Division I NCAA). Chris played 2 years for Jacksonville University where he was part of a Sweet 16 and 11th Nationally Ranked team. Chris was then recruited to join the Marshall University Thundering Herd (Division I NCAA), where he finished his college career. Chris served as a Co-Captain and led his team to a 23rd ranking in the Nation. In 2002, Chris relocated back to Florida and began his training career with West Pasco Youth Soccer Association. Chris has continued his training career with First Hernando Youth Soccer Association as well as West Florida Flames. Chris is married to Alice and has two sons, Caiden (11 years of age) and Landon (6 years of age). Chris currently holds the USSF “D” License and is awaiting the USSF “C” License.