Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

COACH ALLAN

COACH ALLAN

Coach Allan is originally from the Philippines and has been with Soccer Shots Baltimore since 2015. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and dog. Allan is looking to continue his Masters studies in Communication at Loyola University and he used to practice Akidio as a hobby. He really enjoys each class he coaches and you may catch him wearing his GoPro camera to take some great photos during Soccer Shots sessions! Coach Allan’s favorite part of Soccer Shots is the scrimmage when he sees the great reactions from the children who score a goal! He loves how much fun Soccer Shots is for the children he coaches and that he has the chance to positively impact them.

COACH ASHLEY

COACH ASHLEY

This fall will be Coach Ashley’s first season with Soccer Shots! Coach Ashley has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and has been coaching lacrosse at York College of Pennsylvania for past 12 years! She also works in Project Management and Client Care for a Real Estate Investment Company. Her favorite part about being a coach for Soccer Shots is getting to work with children! The best part is that the kids love the weekly themes as much as she does! In Coach Ashley’s free time, she likes to do art projects and sports with her 3 kids!

COACH DAVID

COACH DAVID

David started with our Soccer Shots team in Winter 2018. He is originally from California and graduated from Goucher College with a Communications and Studio Art degree. He works at Notre Dame of Maryland University in the Athletic Department. Some of David’s favorite things include “The Office” TV series, chips and guacamole, and the book “The Art of Fielding”.  He also enjoys taking vacations to Italy. He enjoys working with children and is grateful to have the opportunity to spread the love of soccer to others. He believes Soccer Shots helps to teach teamwork and other skills needed for both soccer and life. Coach David truly loves the effect that soccer has and how much fun Soccer Shots is for each child.

COACH JASON

COACH JASON

Coach Jason has joined the Soccer Shots team and is excited to start coaching this Fall! His coaching background has given him experience in soccer, football, lacrosse, and baseball! When he isn’t coaching, you can find him teaching Physical Education and Health in Baltimore County Public Schools. The best part of coaching Soccer Shots to Coach Jason has been interacting with each of the children and watching them having fun! Coach Jason loves how the curriculum incorporates more than just soccer related skills, especially how the classes are built to focus more on the child rather than their actual soccer abilities! Coach Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and getting to watch their two children become young adults through their experiences in sports, drama, and life!

 

COACH JEFF

COACH JEFF

Coach Jeff has been coaching with Soccer Shots Baltimore since 2014. Jeff has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Towson University and is an avid photographer. He is a dedicated father to his two children Duncan and Lily and has been married to his wife Dawn for 27 years. If the children he coaches at Soccer Shots can walk away with one thing, he wants them to remember to always give their best effort! He loves being able to teach kids the game he loves and he enjoys the interaction with the children he coaches; it is always entertaining! His favorite part of coaching is seeing the children in the scrimmage where they can use the skills they have been learning.

COACH JEN

COACH JEN

Coach Jen joined the Soccer Shots team for the Summer 2018 season! While originally from California, Coach Jen completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan. Now, she is pursuing her M.S.N. at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.  Coach Jen’s favorite part of being a Soccer Shots coach is being able to work with so many wonderful kids. She loves how much fun they have while playing soccer and truly enjoys being a part of it! Speaking more specifically, Coach Jen loves the game portion of the curriculum. Especially how creative the games are and how the children have a blast with it!

COACH JESS

COACH JESS

Coach Jess came on board with Soccer Shots as an intern for our Baltimore Team in Summer 2016. She is living in Towson, Maryland; however she is originally from Calvert County in southern Maryland. She is a full time student who will be graduating from Towson University in December 2017 with a degree in Media and Film. She is also an intern at Towson Sports Network which broadcasts and streams Towson University’s athletic events as well as an intern at Maryland Public Television. She has two brothers and two dogs who her family rescued named Courage and Sadie. Her favorite part of the curriculum is all of the games the children play. Every game they play reflects the skill that they are working on for the week and then builds off of what they have already learned. They’re all so fun to play! Her favorite part of being a Soccer Shots Coach is how she gets to see how each child improves throughout each season and then from season to season. She is also a big fan of high fives!

COACH JOE

COACH JOE

Welcome aboard Coach Joe! While his Bachelor’s degree in Advertising has led him to a career with ClearOne Advantage, he has always had a passion for coaching children! So far, his favorite part of coaching Soccer Shots has been getting to teach and play fun games with the kids. When Coach Joe is not working or coaching, he likes to spend time with his 5 children and 9-month-old boxer puppy!

COACH JULIA

COACH JULIA

Julia lives in Windsor Mill, MD and started coaching with us in Summer 2017. She loves being able to teach youth soccer in a fun way. She  has a B.A. and M.S. in the Criminal Justice field and she is currently working at an Intensive Group Home for juveniles. One of Julia’s favorite things to do is to travel and see new places. She enjoys the interactive games that are in the Soccer Shots curriculum and watching the children have a smile on their face when they are playing!

COACH JON

COACH JON

Coach Jon is one of our new coaches this season! You can be sure to see him bringing his high enthusiasm in every class. Coach Jon’s favorite part of being a Soccer Shots coach is getting to play soccer all day, every day! If he had to choose a specific highlight of the class it would be the score a goal portion. He says watching the excitement the kids get when they score is priceless. Coach Jon has quite the diverse background including; two Bachelor’s in Wildlife Conservation and  Agriculture and Natural Resources, being a hotshot in California fighting wildfires and running a marathon in 3:32! Now Coach Jon is even studying to become a Certified Personal trainer.

COACH LEIGHA

COACH LEIGHA

Coach Leigha has just come on board with us for the Fall 2018 season! Growing up in New York, she also earned her Bachelor’s in Childhood Education from Molloy College in Long Island.  Since then she has worked in the Early Childhood setting for three years now and is a preschool teacher in Baltimore. Her favorite part of being a Soccer Shots Coach is seeing the kids grow to love playing soccer and their progression each week they come to play! Overall, Coach Leigha’s favorite part of Soccer Shots that the curriculum is designed and aligned with the stages of child development.

COACH KAILIN

COACH KAILIN

Coach Kailin has been a coach with us since 2016. She currently works as a scribe at carroll hospital and is attending UMBC as a Biology major on a Pre-Med track. Her future plans are to become a pediatrician. Her favorite part of the curriculum is the game section. Each class there is a new imaginative game and the children get to incorporate all of the moves they know and a new move they are learning that class. She loves seeing how excited all the soccer players get when they learn something new or perfect a move.

COACH KATE

COACH KATE

Kate started with Soccer Shots in Winter 2019. In her free time, Coach Kate likes to work out, walk her three dogs and cook…green eggs and ham! Her background is in education and her love for children and soccer makes her the perfect fit for Soccer Shots. She can’t wait to see children start to love the game as well.

COACH KIM

COACH KIM

Coach Kim coaches in Harford County, MD. She is a veteran coach for Soccer Shots Baltimore and has been with us since 2010. Kim is a loving mother of three boys and has experience in the school system as a teacher. She is currently a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams American Premier Realty in Bel Air. She enjoys running, cooking/baking, and spending time with her children and her husband, Mike. Her main priority is raising her children and she extends this caring nature to the children she coaches. She believes that a Soccer Shots coach has the privilege to work with children and teach them so many great things that come along with the game of soccer.

COACH MELINDA

COACH MELINDA

Coach Melinda has been coaching with Soccer Shots Baltimore since 2013 and goes by “Coach M” to her soccer players. She coaches in Harford County and is a loving mother of two boys. She believes that a Soccer Shots coach has the privilege to guide children through stages of development via the game of soccer. She loves that our Soccer Shots curriculum disguises legitimate soccer skills as Fun or silly. The kids dont even realize how much soccer or sportsmanship ‘content’ they are receiving. They experience working on gross motor skills, coordination, and character development. We can teach them so many great things that come along with the game of soccer.

COACH MELISSA

COACH MELISSA

Welcome Coach Melissa to the Soccer Shots team! Her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and completion of a Primary Teaching Credential Program at California Lutheran University led her to teach middle school and Pre-K. In Coach Melissa’s free time, she loves spending time with her three kids, husband and their big dog named Apollo! Her favorite part of being a coach is seeing the smiles and excitement on the kid’s faces as they play. Coach Melissa also loves seeing their confidence grow when they master a new skill. Even though it’s a hard choice, Coach Melissa’s favorite part of the curriculum is scoring goals! She says seeing their faces light up when the soccer ball hits the back of the net is the best!

COACH MOLLY

COACH MOLLY

Coach Molly is originally from Charleston, West Virginia. She completed her undergraduate schooling at the University of Akron and earned her BA in Psychology and minor in Child Development. Currently, she is attending Towson University to obtain her MS in Child Life.  When Coach Molly isn’t hitting the books, she is either doing activities like hiking or completing puzzles! Molly is so excited for the season to start so she can have fun with the kids and coach soccer!

COACH RESA

COACH RESA

Coach Resa has been coaching with Soccer Shots Baltimore since Spring 2015. She coaches in Harford County and lives there with her husband and children. She also works as a Merchandiser for American Greetings. She believes that a Soccer Shots coach has a great opportunity to work with children.  She loves when the kids enjoy the games and ask to play them over and over again! She loves being outside, getting exercise and playing games with the kids. She believes that we can teach them so many great things that come along with the game of soccer.

COACH RHIANNON

COACH RHIANNON

Coach Rhiannon joined the team during the Fall 2018 season! She is looking forward to spreading her passion and knowledge of soccer with the children. Coach began playing soccer at a very young age and knows the importance of having great role models in the sport. While she just graduated from Stevenson University in May of 2017, you can now find her busy doing one of her passions whether it be soccer, reading, training for 10K’s and 1/2 Marathons, fashion or cooking!

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