Chris Lawson

Director of Goalkeeping



Chris joins The St. James Football Club bringing over 8 years of coaching experience from the club, collegiate and professional levels to lead the goalkeeper program at TSJFC.

Before joining TSJFC, Chris served as the Head Men’s Coach at Ouachita Baptist University (NCAA DII) as well as the Assistant Women’s Coach at Ouachita Baptist University.  Chris also served as an Assistant Coach for Doane University Women’s Soccer team, also serving as the interim Head Coach during his time at Doane.

In addition to his college coaching experience, Chris has also served as a Goalkeeper Coach at the professional level with both Lincoln United Football Club and the Little Rock Rangers.

Chris received his B.S. at Bryan College as well as his M.A. at Doane University.


  • USSF C License (Candidate)
  • USSF D License
  • USC Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
  • USC Performance Analysis
  • Talent ID & Scouting-  English Football Association
  • Level II Accreditation-  The International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport