Chris Sulages enters his 11th season on the Pioneer staff. He first joined the Pioneer football staff in August of 2003, spending his first two seasons coaching the offensive line while also serving as the football recruiting coordinator. Sulages served as the offensive coordinator in the 2005 season, and in 2006 took over as the head coach of the Pioneers. In 2011, He was selected the Western region Division III coach of the year by D3 Football.
From 2001-2002, Sulages coached offensive line and tight ends at Division I-AA Cal State Northridge. In 2001, the Matadors were the #2 total offense in the nation. Sulages was a CSU-N recruiting coordinator, fitness instructor, and NCAA eligibility liaison. Sulages is a former head coach for the Prague Panthers in the Czech Republic. While coaching in Prague, his teams were the #1 rushing offense, #1 total offense and total defense in the Czech League. The Panthers made two Euro Bowl appearances and earned one national title.
Sulages’ Division III experience includes a three-year stint as an assistant offensive coach at Occidental College where he coordinated the Tiger run game and pass protection schemes for the #1 rushing offense in the SCIAC. He has also worked with the offensive line, tight ends, and special teams at the University of San Diego (1996) and Weber State University (1995-96).
A graduate of Weber State, Sulages played two seasons on the Wildcat offensive line where he received All Big Sky honors. He earned a degree in English with a minor in Physical Education and Coaching. He played his first two years of college football at Saddleback College, where he was all-conference and helped lead the Gauchos to the 1992 Junior College National Championship. He earned a degree in Liberal Studies at Saddleback.
After college Sulages played two years for the Prague Panthers earning All-European honors.
Sulages is originally from Mission Viejo, California, where he was an All-Orange County prep standout. He teaches in the Lewis & Clark Department of Physical Education and Athletics. He and his wife, Meagan, reside in Troutdale with their three year old daughter Taimane.