He earned a bachelor's degree from BYU in math with a P.E. coaching minor in 1994.
Years at BYU
Chris Boettcher spent eight years as an assistant coach at Utah Valley University under Coach Cathy Nixon's staff. At the beginning of the 2007-08 season he was promoted to Associate Head Coach. Boettcher's responsibilities included the defense and working with the guards.
Prior to coming to Utah Valley, he spent one season coaching at Vale High School near Ontario, Oregon.
Before assuming his role at Vale, Boettcher spent time in Japan where he served as the Basketball Consultant for the city of Takayama from 1997 to 2000. He worked with elementary aged children to junior college players and was specifically assigned to prepare the top boys and girls high school teams for competition at the Japanese National Tournament. His teams reached the National Tournament for the first time ever.
From 1994 to 1997 Boettcher was an assistant coach for the Metro State men's team under coach Charles Bradley. His association with Bradley began at BYU where Boettcher was a student assistant coach under Roger Reid and an assistant JV coach under John Hansen from 1989 to 1994.
Boettcher prepped at Weiser (Idaho) High School, lettering in football, basketball and baseball.