Chris Uchacz joined the TCU staff in June of 2004 as the Director of Academic Services. Uchacz comes to Fort Worth after spending five years in the Texas-Pan American Athletics Department, the final two as the UTPA Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Support and Student Services. Uchacz oversaw the implementation of the Freshman/Transfer Orientation Program and is responsible for various study skills workshops, NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills seminars and coordination of tutorial services, while acting as the Student-Athlete Advisory Council liaison.
Prior to UTPA, Uchacz worked at the University of Illinois, where he served on the Academic Advising Staff working in the Athletics Department's Wellness Program while counseling student-athletes.
Currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at The University of Illinois where he is studying the interrelationship between sport, global culture and the Internet, Uchacz holds a master's in human kinetics from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, and an honors degree in physical education from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Uchacz competed as a student-athlete in both soccer and crew while attending Brock.