Chris Hackett joined Exeter City on loan from Millwall in November 2011 and, starting with an appearance against Tranmere Rovers on 26 November, played five games for the club until the match against Colchester United on 31 December. He then returned to the New Den.
Chris joined Oxford United as a trainee in 1999 and played 125 league games before leaving for Hearts in January 2006. After just two first-team games, Chris signed for Millwall and remained at the club until July 2012 featuring in 120 league games in addition to a loan to Wycombe and his five weeks at St James Park. He then had then had four seasons at Northampton, again playing around 120 league games, before finishing his playing career with a brief stay at Barnet.
Chris returned to Oxford United as under-15s coach in September 2016 later becoming joint under-18s manager. He was in sole charge as of 2022/23.