Chris Willis
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorth Alabama
ConferenceBig South
Biographical details
Born (1974-02-02) February 2, 1974 (age 47)
Aberdeen, Mississippi
Alma materDelta State
Playing career
1995–1996Itawamba CC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999Delta State (GA)
2000–2001Delta State (assistant)
2002North Alabama (TE)
2003North Alabama (RB)
2004–2011North Alabama (DB)
2012–2016North Alabama (DC)
2017–presentNorth Alabama
Head coaching record

Chris Willis (born February 2, 1974) is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at the University of North Alabama. Willis was named as the 10th head football coach in North Alabama history on December 22, 2016.[1][2] Willis previously served under head coaches Mark Hudspeth, Terry Bowden and Bobby Wallace with the Lions.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Alabama Lions (Gulf South Conference) (2017)
2017 North Alabama 5–5 5–3 6th
North Alabama Lions (NCAA Division I FCS independent) (2018)
2018 North Alabama 7–3
North Alabama Lions (Big South Conference) (2019–present)
2019 North Alabama 4–7 0–0 N/A
2020 North Alabama 0–4[a]
2021 North Alabama 2–7 2–3
North Alabama: 18–26 7–6
Total: 18–26
  1. ^ North Alabama opted to play non-conference games in the fall as an independent, and declined to play in the spring season as a part of the Big South conference season.


  1. ^ a b Wray, Cheryl (December 22, 2016). "UNA assistant Chris Willis announced as new head football coach". Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "North Alabama promotes Chris Willis to head coach". USA Today. Associated Press. December 22, 2016. Retrieved June 4, 2017.