Meet The Coaches

Get to know our team of experienced, passionate and fun coaches and early educators.

Coach Lisa

Coach Lisa

In her 18th Season with Soccer Shots

Coach Lisa, a veteran of coaching, teaching and child care, joined the Soccer Shots team in 2012. With a degree in Child Development, Lisa has owned, managed and staffed centers for children for over two decades. Lisa’s passion for children and zestful energy is evident on and off the field.

Coach Miguel

Coach Miguel

In his 11th Season with Soccer Shots

A native of the Bay Area, Miguel earned a BS in kinesiology from SJ State, and is ECE certified. Miguel played soccer through high school, and is an avid youth coach (CYSA licensed and Positive Coaching Alliance trained). He has worked for 6 years with after school programs, and brings a savvy and fun presence to the field. Off the field, he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his community and family.

Coach Tyrone

Coach Tyrone

In his 11th Season with Soccer Shots

A native of California, Tyrone earned a BS in Child Development from Fresno State (as a student-athlete). As an early educator, he has served for 12+ years in leadership, including a center director role. For 10 years, Tyrone directed a non-profit soccer program for typical and special needs children called E-soccer. Off the field, Tyrone enjoys fitness and coaching (Certified Personal Trainer), and spending time with his beautiful wife and two incredible boys.

Coach Manuel

Coach Manuel

In his 8th Season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Jose, Coach Manuel is a current student at De Anza College. For 8 years, he served as school age staff at a non-profit after care program as a bilingual liaison for parents and children. Manuel brings a passionate focus and gentle nature to the children he serves.

Coach Jose

Coach Jose

In his 9th Season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Jose, Coach Jose is a graduate of Silver Creek HS. Jose began coaching soccer in 2011 as the boys and girls coach at Downtown College Preparatory-Alameda HS. Since, he was a Community Ally at Public Allies of Silicon Valley, a PE Coach at Alum Rock Middle School, Champion School, and a Summer Camp Program Director at Santa Maria Urban Ministry. He is currently pursuing ECE certification. Jose brings enthusiasm and experience to every session he leads.

Coach Juan

Coach Juan

In his 6th season with Soccer Shots

A native of the South Bay, Coach Juan joins the team with a passion of helping people of all ages. Coach Juan says that his favorite part about working with children is seeing them gain confidence every week! In addition to his love of soccer, Coach Juan has also coached tennis. When he is not working with Soccer Shots, Juan enjoys spending time with his family and is a self described “Star Wars Geek”.

Coach Veronica

Coach Veronica

In her 5th season with Soccer Shots

A Bay Area native, the Soccer Shots team is excited to introduce Coach Veronica. Eager to help develop children, Coach Veronica’s favorite thing about working with kids is seeing them learn and grow with each passing week. When not caching and working with children you can find Veronica hiking and exploring the wilderness. A fun fact about Coach Veronica is that she holds a personal record of 673 soccer juggles using only her feet!

Coach Joe

Coach Joe

In his 4th season with Soccer Shots

Coach Joe joins the Soccer Shots team as a native of Morgan Hill, CA. Currently studying at Evergreen Valley College, Coach Joe hopes to join a Police Academy and become and Officer in the future. The thing Coach Joe looks forward to the most when working with Soccer Shots is the chance to get outside and just be silly with the kids. When Coach Joe isn’t on the soccer field you can probably find him at the gym or on some sort of adventure in the great outdoors. Also, fun fact about Coach Joe is that he loves to cook and is famous for his tacos.

Coach Morgan

Coach Morgan

In her 4th season with Soccer Shots

A native of the Bay Area, Coach Morgan joins the Soccer Shots team as she finishes up her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Coach Morgan’s favorite thing about working with children is to use her storytelling and imagination to play with the kids! When she is not working as a therapist and coach, you can find Coach Morgan line dancing. Fun Fact, Coach Morgan once climbed and descended Half Dome in one day!

Coach Cristian

Coach Cristian

In his 4th season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Jose, Coach Cristian lives and breathes soccer! Currently studying Political Science at San Jose State University, when he is not studying or playing soccer you can probably find Coach Cristian spending time with friends or family. Coach Cristian’s favorite thing about working with children is how caring, fun, and energetic they can be! A fun fact about coach Cristian is that he loves soccer not just for the skills, but for the leadership and teamwork you learn in the process!

Coach Jason

Coach Jason

In his 4th season with Soccer Shots

A native of Woodbury, MN, Coach Jason is a recent transplant to the Bay Area. Coach Jason joins the Soccer Shots team after spending time as a Preschool teacher and Art Instructor. Coach Jason’s favorite part about working with kids is helping them learn new things, and seeing how grateful they are! When Coach Jason isn’t working with kids, you can find him 3D printing drones. A fun fact about Coach Jason is that he is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in a traditional style martial art called Shorin Ryu.

Coach Deanna

Coach Deanna

In her 4th season with Soccer Shots

Coach Deanna grew up in Oroville, and moved to the Bay Area to attend school at Menlo College. Even before Soccer Shots Coach Deanna loved working with kids at VBS, it really makes her day when she gets to she children growing and smiling. When Coach Deanna isn’t on the field you can find her competing in both E-sports and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A fun fact about Coach Deanna is that she has a 5-year old labrador retriever terrier named Ginger back home with my grandparents in Oroville.

Coach Jennifer

Coach Jennifer

In her 1st season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Jose, Coach Jennifer joins the Soccer Shots team eager to impact children’s lives. In fact, Coach Jennifer loves laughing with the children, she describes her favorite part about working with children is their sense of humor. When Coach Jennifer isn’t on the field she loves to spend her time reading a good book, or traveling. A fun fact about Coach Jennifer is that she is a vegan.

Coach Elihu

Coach Elihu

In his 4th season with Soccer Shots

A native of Veracruz, Mexico, Coach Elihu joins the soccer shots team with a passion for working with children. Coach Elihu enjoys getting to make a positive impact on a child’s education and growth development. Seeing children smile truly makes coach Elihu happy! Some of Coach Elihu’s favorite hobbies include playing soccer and drawing. A fun fact about Coach Elihu is that he has been playing soccer since he was four years old!

Coach Kari

Coach Kari

In her 4th season with Soccer Shots

A native of Sunnyvale, Soccer Shots is excited to introduce Coach Kari to our team! She enjoys having the opportunity to be a role model to the children she works with, and being able to put a smile on their faces!  Coach Kari also values being able to build trust and a connection with each child she works with! When Coach Kari is not on the field, she enjoys drawing and playing video games. A fun fact is that Coach Kari is a DIY enthusiast!

Coach Jimmy

Coach Jimmy

In his 3rd season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Jose, we are excited to have Coach Jimmy joining our team of excellent coaches! Coach Jimmy loves telling children jokes and making them laugh! He has a passion for soccer and is excited to get to teach his passion to our children here at Soccer Shots! A fun fact about Coach Jimmy is that he has played amateur pro-soccer!

Coach Heidi

Coach Heidi

In her 3rd season with Soccer Shots

A native of Morgan Hill, Coach Heidi joins our team with tons of energy and excitement! Coach Heidi has tons of fun spending time with children, and values the opportunity to be a positive role model. Coach Heidi’s goal is to make fitness a lifelong, fun habit. Coach Heidi enjoys playing tennis in her free time. A fun fact about Coach Heidi is that she holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She even earned a gold medal as a Jr. Olympian!

Coach Ally

Coach Ally

In her 2nd season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Francisco, Coach Ally joins our team with a passion for sports and working with children. Coach Ally loves seeing children learn their new Soccer skills and celebrating small victories and milestones with her soccer players. In her free time, Coach Ally enjoys hiking in new areas that she’s never traveled. One fun fact about Coach Ally is that she’s done Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), for 24 years!

Coach Francisco

Coach Francisco

In his 2nd season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Jose, Coach Francisco joins our team with a passion for making a difference in a child’s life through sports. Coach Francisco enjoys working with children because he likes to see them grow and help develop their skills. In his free time, Coach Francisco enjoys playing soccer and watching sports. One fun fact about Coach Francisco is that he was a swim instructor for 6 years.

Coach Alejandro

Coach Alejandro

In his 2nd season with Soccer Shots

A native of Redwood City, we are excited to have Coach Alejandro joining our team of excellent coaches! Coach Alejandro enjoys working with children because he is passionate about teaching them the sport he loves the most, soccer. In his free time, Coach Alejandro enjoys playing soccer and going to the movies. One fun fact about Coach Alejandro is that he played for the U16 Tigres academy team in Mexico.

Coach Samantha

Coach Samantha

In her 2nd season with Soccer Shots

A native of San Jose, Coach Samantha joins the Soccer Shots team with a deep-rooted passion for soccer. Coach Samantha loves working with kids because she enjoys being funny around them and professional when teaching them new skills. In her free time, Coach Samantha enjoys coaching and playing soccer. One fun fact about Coach Samantha is that she has been coaching soccer since she was 14 years old.

Coach Kerrin

Coach Kerrin

In his 1st season with Soccer Shots

A native of Watford, England, Coach Kerrin joins the Soccer Shots team with a passion for working with children and teaching them soccer. Coach Kerrin enjoys working with kids because they can take you to another universe with their imagination and because they are full of positive energy. In his free time, Coach Kerrin plays soccer and recently decided to learn how to surf. Coach Kerrin cherishes the memory of when he was just five years old running along corridors to get to the indoor pitch for his first Saturday soccer class.

Coach Nicolas

Coach Nicolas

In his 1st season with Soccer Shots

A native of Saint Martin D’Hères, France, Coach Nicolas joins the Soccer Shots team with a passion for soccer. Coach Nicolas enjoys working with children because he loves how imaginative and kind they can be. They look to have fun first and foremost and are not afraid to be silly and imaginative to get there. In his free time, Coach Nicolas enjoys spending time outdoors either biking, hiking or camping. Every year, he tries to visit a new national park and plan a weekend filled with activities. One fun fact about Coach Nicolas is that he is a big comic book nerd and owns close to a thousand different ones including both French and American comics.

Employment Opportunities

If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.

Career Opportunities