Chris Fry enters his third season as the performance analyst in 2017 after joining the Pacific staff in the summer of 2015. He comes to Pacific after serving as the Performance Analyst for the Wales U-21 Men’s and Senior Men’s Hockey Teams.
He joined the Wales staff in 2011 and was responsible for the video and statistical analysis of training and matches, as the team participated in the junior European Championship, and two editions of the senior European Championships, as well as the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
At the same time, he served as Performance Analyst for the Cardiff & Metropolitan Hockey Club Men’s First Team, helping the squad to the England Hockey West Conference championship in 2012-13, and subsequently the Euro Hockey League in 2013, becoming the first ever team from Wales to compete in the highest level of European club hockey.
Fry also provided performance analysis for the Welsh Football Trust – an organization aimed at developing soccer players in Wales, covering the Wales U16 Girls Football team for a two-match series against Finland, and the Wales U15 Boys team for two training camps.
Fry graduated with a Bachelor’s in Sport and Exercise Science from Cardiff Metropolitan University in July 2012, and earned a Master’s in Performance Analysis from Cardiff Metropolitan in July of 2014. His Master’s thesis and dissertation was on ‘the effect of score-line and team quality on hockey performance,’ showing that international teams play differently according to whether they are - at the time in the match - currently winning, drawing or losing.
As a player for the men’s field hockey first team at Cardiff Metropolitan, Fry helped the squad to the West Conference Cup, which earned the team a promotion into BUCS Premier South – the joint highest university league in the United Kingdom.
Fry hails from Dorchester, England.