Chris Ballauer is entering his 7th season at South Georgia Technical College. He was the Jets Men’s assistant basketball coach for 6 years and was recently named the Interim Head Coach for the 2021 season. He joined the coaching staff at SGTC during the 2013 season as an assistant coach for the Lady Jets where he helped guide them to the sweet sixteen in the 2014 NJCAA National Tournament.
Chris previously coached for 14 years at College of Coastal Georgia as an assistant under Mariners Head Coach Gerald Cox. While at College of Coastal Georgia, he helped guide the Mariners to an average of 20 wins each season and a trip to the national tournament in 2002.
Chris played college basketball for Brunswick Junior College in Brunswick, Georgia. While in Brunswick, he earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Coastal Georgia Community College. He recently graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education of Health and Human Performance in Exercise Science and Wellness.
Along with his basketball duties, he also serves as an instructor in the Sports and Fitness Management program.
Chris currently resides in Americus with his wife, Ivy, and their 2 children, Hutch and Layla.