Chris took the reigns from Rob O'Brien as head of the men's rugby program at UBC Okanagan in the fall of 2014. He has coached the women's team at various times in 2015 and 2016.
Head Coach Chris Haynes will return for his third year with the Heat in 2016. He previously has been ahead coach with the BC-Blue program after having been an assistant in 2012 and head coach in 2013. Haynes has previously coached with the Okanagan regional sides at the Provincial Regional Championships for five years and has been a coach at Kelowna Secondary School for seven. During his time at Kelowna Secondary, Haynes coached the program to two top-10 provincial finishes.