Waconia native new UST assistant coach

Chris Bullis
Chris Bullis

Waconia native Chris Bullis enters his first season back with Tommie baseball, this time as an assistant coach.

A graduate of Waconia High School, Bullis was a multiple-sport all-conference athleted, leading the Waconia baseball team to its first two state tournament appearances in 2003 (2A) and 2004 (3A). During his senior season, Bullis led Minnesota prep pitchers in wins (12) and was among the state leaders in ERA (0.94) and strikeouts (109).

Bullis then took his skills to the University of St. Thomas and received All-American honors as well as multiple All-Region and All-Conference honors in his four years wearing the purple and white. His four-year era saw four MIAC titles for the Tommies, and he posted a 129-44 overall record (77-15 MIAC). He had 39 multi-hit games over the last two season and in his 132 career games hit a school record .434 with 177 hits, 39 walks, 33 doubles, 7 triples, and 10 home runs.

In his final two seasons at UST, he batted .450 with 31 hits in 16 postseason games in 2007 and 2008. On the mound, he had a career record of 13-3 with a 3.35 ERA in 30 career appearances, with 85 strikeouts and 27 walks. Offensively he currently holds school records in career batting average (.434) as well an batting average for an individual season (.489).

He currently works as a field employee for Medtronic and is still active in baseball, playing for the Waconia Lakers, a Class C amateur team. He and his fiancée Amber reside in Richfield with their dog, Henry.