Contact Coach Fore by email at chris@eightlaces dot org.
His consulting website can be found here.
Chris Fore is a veteran Athletic Director, Football Coach and Teacher from Southern California.
Currently, he teaches Special Education at Sultana High School, and also serves as the Varsity Football Special Teams Coordinator. Fore also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Kinesiology program at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches Leadership and Administration of Athletic Programs in the graduate program.
He has coached high school football for sixteen years (eight as a Head Varsity Coach), Junior College football for one year (2017), and has been an Athletic Director for six. His education includes: a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration, Education Specialist Credential (CA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. He has also earned an Administrative Services Credential in California, allowing him to become an Administrator.
Fore has earned the Certified Athletic Administrator distinction from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He has served on the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Football Coach’s Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Boards of both the California Coaches Association and Southern California Football Coaches Association.
Fore has been an invited speaker to many football clinics including the Glazier Clinics, the prestigious American Football Coaches Association Convention, and more. He spoke about 7 Critical Elements That Safeguard an Athletic Director in a Lawsuit at the 2018 California Athletic Directors’ Association Conference.
Since August of 2016 Fore writes a weekly column called “Coaches Corner” for Max Preps, America’s #1 source for high school sports. Coaches Choice published his first book: Building Championship Caliber Football Programs in 2013, and will publish his second book Shield Punt in 2017. Fore’s third book, An Insider’s Guide To Scoring Your Next Coaching Job, gives readers a blueprint for securing a job in the field of athletics.
He has also published several manuals that have helped coaches in building their programs, and navigate the job search process: Outside The Lines Manual For Football Coaches, Outside The Lines Manual for Athletic Directors, and the Shield Punt E Clinic. You can find each of these items at EightLaces.org.
Fore has been solicited to write for national magazines such as National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Coach and Athletic Director, and American Football Coaches Association. He has also been featured in articles on some of football’s best websites: Football Scoop, X and O Labs, Coach XO, My CoachBook and more. Fore has been a guest on High School Football America’s radio show, as well as Fox Sports AM 570 Los Angeles, San Diego’s Mighty 1090, and has also appeared multiple times on FootballCoachingPodcast.com.
Because of his strong background, training and experience in high school athletics, Coach Fore has been called as an expert witness in several different lawsuits regarding concussions, equipment, and athletic eligibility.
Chris married Christine in 2004, and they have three elementary aged children. The Fores reside in Apple Valley, California.
Updated – August 2017