Chris Woolard joined Conference USA in July 2004 and was promoted to Associate Commissioner for Sports Services in August 2008. His responsibilities focus extensively on the men's basketball program as administrator and tournament director for the annual men's basketball championship. Woolard also serves as the primary administrator for men's golf along with his duties to provide oversight to the Sports Services Department.
Prior to joining Conference USA, Woolard spent a year in private business after working eight years in the college basketball coaching ranks. He was an integral part of a highly successful Murray State men's basketball team from 1997-2003, serving as an assistant coach.
During Woolard's time at MSU, the Racers won three conference championships and made three NCAA appearances. At Murray State, he was the staff's lead recruiter and was also responsible for on-floor coaching, proving detailed opponent scouting reports and administrative duties such as academics, compliance, budget, scheduling, summer camps and team travel.
Woolard began his collegiate coaching career as a student assistant coach at UCLA. During his two years in Westwood, he was involved in recruiting, summer camps and also assisted with practice drills and scrimmages.
Prior to finishing his college career at UCLA, he studied at Washington State for two years and played one season as a member of the varsity basketball team at Chapman University.
A native of Carbondale, Ill., Woolard earned a bachelor's degree in History from UCLA in August, 1997.