Chris Bennett was a member of the Canadian Olympic and World Cup teams between 1973 and 1977. He had six international caps and four Olympic appearances during that time. He made 31 appearances in the original NASL, playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders and Memphis Rogues. His playing days over, he turned to coaching and was the assistant coach of the Canadian national U17 team in 1989, Canadian national U20 team from 1993 to 1997, the interim assistant coach of the Men's World Cup team in 1988, the assistant coach of the Pan American Games team in 1999, the assistant coach of the Men's Olympic team from 1998-2000, and Head Coach of the national U15 team in 1999-2000. In 1996, as the assistant coach with the national U20 team, he won the Gold Medal at the CONCACAF finals in Mexico. In 2007 he was head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Women's team that was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame as champions of the North American Women's League.