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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Hi, my name is Danielle, but I usually go by Dani. I have played soccer since I was in kindergarten and have been a part of many teams over the years. I am currently going to school for Physical Therapy and I enjoy running and going on hikes.
Hey soccer shots! I’m looking forward to getting to know you all this next season! My name is Rachel, and I started playing soccer when I was three years old. It was the first sport I ever played, and it was so much fun! I’ve also been a swimmer, track runner, volleyball player, and a rower. Some day I want to be a physical therapist, but for now I’m a student at Ithaca College. I like hiking, going to the beach, and visiting new places. Oh, and I LOVE chocolate 🙂
My name is Andrew, but everyone calls me Andy. I was born and raised in Binghamton, NY. My fondest early memories are of playing soccer with close friends. I have a great appreciation for the great outdoors and obviously love playing soccer any chance I get as well as getting involved in other outdoor activities whenever possible. The Binghamton weather makes that tough some times, but, I try to make the most out of every good day we have. Along with playing soccer I am a pretty diehard Manchester United fan. I am thrilled with the way that soccer has been a means for me to not only have fun, but, make lifelong friends, learn life skills, and make great connections. I strive to share that passion (some may even say obsession) with everyone I can.
Hi, I’m Coach Corey. I’m from Long Island and will be graduating from Davis college in may. I am also a big basketball fan and played soccer and basketball at Davis.
Hi there- my name is Arden and I’m from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I have been playing soccer ever since I was in middle school and loved it from the second I stepped on the field. I’m currently a junior at Ithaca College majoring in Writing with minors in Women & Gender Studies and Communication Studies. Other than soccer, I love to cook and watch science videos, play with any and all dogs, and spend lots of time outside!
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If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.