Krikorian joined the coaching staff in 2013-14, helping the Panthers to a SCIAC Tournament championship and Division III playoff berth. He came to Chapman after spending four years coaching basketball at Costa Mesa High School. A Chapman alumnus and former basketball player under coach Bokosky, Krikorian played in 73 games as a Panther before graduating in 2007 with a degree in business.
In 2015-16, Krikorian helped guide the Panthers to another SCIAC Tournament championship after winning the regular season title.
In his four seasons coaching at the prep level, including last season at the helm of the Costa Mesa HS basketball program, Krikorian led his team to two CIF playoff berths while setting the school record for wins.