Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Lucas

Coach Lucas

Director of Coaching

I have been involved with soccer since I was 7 years old. I have played at Varsity, Club, and Collegiate levels. I love to watch and play as much soccer as possible. I started coaching on a volunteer basis for youth organizations in my hometown as well as local high schools. A fun fact about me is that I have a Karelian Bear Dog from Finland who loves to hike, camp and travel.

Coach Danielle

Coach Danielle

I started playing soccer when I was in elementary school. I grew up in Southeastern Michigan and just moved to New York to start my graduate studies at Binghamton University for Biomedical Anthropology. I received my bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Spanish Language. I have taught Spanish vocabulary at a children’s Montessori, co-directed a children’s CSI Forensics camp, and was an assistant coach for my high school tennis team after graduating. I love playing silly games with my two nephews who are one and three years of age. I am excited to join soccer shots and begin my coaching journey!

Coach Tom

Coach Tom

Hi, I’m Coach Tom! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood and Special Education. I currently work as a Habilitation Specialist for New York State. I fell in love with coaching at Soccer Shots over three years ago and I look forward to coaching every season. Oh and . . . I am genuinely obsessed with Manchester United.

Coach Rob

Coach Rob

My name is Rob Mariottini, I was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York, in Westchester County, and am currently a student at Binghamton University. I am pursuing a major in English with a focus in Creative Writing and Poetry.  My father came to America straight ‘off-the-boat’ from Rome, Italy, and he is the reason I love soccer as much as I do. I’ve been playing soccer since I could walk, and I have been coaching since I was 17.  When I’m not playing soccer, you can find me playing the drums, which I’ve played as long as I’ve played the beautiful game.

Coach Christian

Coach Christian

My name is Christian Pacode. I’m from Ivory Coast and you might tell from my accent, French is our first language. Soccer is my passion and my favorite player is Ronaldhino. I am studying accounting at Binghamton University. I am honored to work with Soccer Shots. I am excited to have fun and help my future students to grow while enjoying the beautiful game of soccer in a safe environment.

Coach Rachel

Coach Rachel

My name is Rachel Terry. I’m from Vestal, NY and have been playing soccer ever since I could walk and played all throughout high school and college. I have worked with kids previously through summer camps for Le Moyne and Syracuse and work with an organization called Tillie’s Touch in Syracuse coaching and tutoring children. I have a seven year old sister who always keeps me moving! I am excited to begin and cannot wait to be part of a team that makes such a positive impact on children’s lives!

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