Chris Redding continues to his sixth season at the helm of the 49ers.Redding arrived in Charlotte after four seasons as an assistant with the University of Alabama, which made its only two NCAA Tournament appearances previous in his final two seasons there. Prior to his time with the Crimson Tide, Redding was the head coach of Appalachian State University from 1999 to 2003, appearing in the Southern Conference tournament three of his four seasons at the helm.
Redding has 19 years of collegiate volleyball coaching experience and has been an assistant at the University of Florida, the University of North Florida, the University of the Pacific and Cal State Bakersfield. Redding is no stranger to the National Tournament scene. He has been on staff with teams making six NCAA Div.ision I tournament appearances, including a Final Four team with Florida in 1998. At the Division II level, Redding was on the staff of two-time National Runner-Up, Cal-State Bakersfield.
On the club level, Redding has directed the 18-and-under division of the Jacksonville Juniors and was co-director of the Appalachian Avalanche. He has also coached at the club level with the 17-and-under Gainesville Junior Club and the 18 and 16 Elite Teams at the Kern River Volleyball Club.
Redding graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1990 with a degree in Health Education.
He is married to the former Nikki Schmidt of Nashville, Tenn. The couple has a daughter, Gabrielle, who celebrated her third birthday in April.
At Charlotte - 2011: After two consecutive appearances in the A-10 Tournament, the 49ers were edged out of a playoff berth on tiebreakers. This followed Charlotte's furious late-season rally, winning four of the last five and seven of last niine matches to finish the season.
2010: Charlotte put together its first winning record since 2007... The 49ers made back-to-back appearances in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament, taking third-seeded Saint Louis to a fifth and deciding set in the opening match of the tournament...
2009: Charlotte returned to the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament, finishing with a 15-17 record, and six conference wins.
2008: Charlotte won three of last five matches, finishing with 12 wins. Carly Romberg was Libero of the Year for the second straight season, also earning a Second-Team All-Conference nod. Leah Leventhal was selected to the A-10 All-Rookie Team.
2007: Redding became only the third coach in program history to record a winning record (15-13). His '07 team continued the streak of winning seasons, extending that run to four straight campaigns, one shy of the school record, set from 1990-1994.Alma Arroyo was named the Atlantic 10 Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year. Carly Romberg was named the A-10's first-ever Libero of the Year. Both were named Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Also a champion of the work in the classroom, Charlotte was honored for its academic progress rate in 2008 and 2009.