Director of Soccer Operations
Hanlon was a standout goalkeeper with the University of Pittsburgh Panthers men's soccer program (est. 1954) earning his spot on the all-time Pitt goalkeeping records list. He currently holds records in shutouts in a single season (4th), wins in single season (6th) career shutouts (5th), career least goals against (3rd) and career least goals against average (7th).
After finishing his collegiate career, Hanlon moved on to play with the Sioux City Breeze, Des Moines Menace, Springfield Storm, Springfield Demize in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) and with the Saint Louis Steamers in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). He has played abroad in Canada, England, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the U.S.
During his ten year time span coaching within the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Hanlon has had the opportunity to coach in Eastern Pennsylvania, Iowa and Missouri. While in Iowa, Chris had the opportunity to coach his brother, David Hanlon, who was a member U14, U15 and U16 US National Teams. Chris also served as a Assistant Coach for Ankeny High School boy's and girl's teams.
Lady Demize Head Coach: U11 girls
Coaching License: USSF F
Lady Demize Assistant Coach: U12 girls
Grew up in the Lebanon and Springfield area, being competitive in baseball and basketball. While living in Springfield played one year of soccer and fell in love with the game. Attended Kickapoo High School where I exceeded in basketball, helping the Chiefs to a 3rd place State Championship. Recruited to play basketball at Hannibal-LaGrange University after graduation, decided to attend Drury College (now Drury University) to study Business Administration and Communications.
After my son joined Total Demize (now Springfield Demize Academy) in 2011,we has been a part of the Demize Family ever since. Later that year his daughter joined Demize and he helped with the development of the Lady Demize program. This year Chuck helped as the assistant coach to the Lady Demize U12 girls to a 1st place finish in the Lake Country Tournament as well as a 2nd place finish in the Clorox Cup in Bentonville Arkansas.
Chuck’s coaching philosophy is focused on creating an environment to be successful person, by teaching players to be coachable, and to dig deep and leave everything on the field.