Chris Farr joined the LMU coaching staff as an assistant coach in the 2009-10 season. Farr has over 20 years of coaching and training experience and was most recently with USF. The 2012-13 season will be his fourth with LMU and 22nd overall in the coaching profession.
Farr, who coached three seasons at USF (2005-08) comes to LMU with coaching and training experience for professional, college and high school basketball players. While at USF, Farr helped land some of the league's best players, including two-time All-WCC selection and 1,000-point scorer Dior Lowhorn.
Most recently, Farr was a personal workout coach conducting individual conditioning and skills development workouts for NBA and college basketball players. He also was a clinic leader managing summer basketball camps in South Africa.
Farr will be heavily involved in player development for the Lions and in recruiting. The Lions have had three 1,000-point scorers while Farr has been at LMU, continuing his development history. In addition, since his arrival, the Lions have had two of its most successful seasons since 1989-90, going to the postseason twice, including 2011-12 season when the Lions finished at 21-13 overall and 11-5 (4th) in the WCC. Many of the Lions' marks in LMU's Centennial Season go back to that 1989-90 Elite Team, including its first 20-win season, the most conference wins, first postseason win, first team to earn consecutive postseason wins, most home wins (12), and best road record (9-4). In addition, the 21 wins is the fourth most in school history and the Lions' 11 conference wins is tied with the 1967-68 team for the third most.
From 1999 through 2002, Farr was with the men's basketball program at Fresno State. As assistant basketball coach, he was involved in recruiting, scouting, as well as conditioning and skills development. Prior to taking over the assistant coaching duties, Farr was an administrative assistant responsible for film exchange and monitoring the academic and athletic progress of players.
Farr coached for Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA for over 10 years before joining FSU. He served as an assistant and also interim head coach. As interim head coach, he led the team to the 1999 State playoffs.
While at Contra Costa College, Farr finished his degree at Cal State Hayward (now Cal State East Bay). He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Speach Communication in 1996.
As a student-athlete, Farr was team captain of the men's basketball team at Sacramento State, where he led the team in assists (1986 to 1988) and steals (1987). He also captained Contra Costa College where he made all-league first team and again led the team in steals and assists. For the 1983 - 1984 season, Farr played for Oxnard Community College where he was named All-WSC.