Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Rachel

Coach Rachel

Brand Ambassador

Coach Rachel is our Brand Ambassador. You will see her at your park sessions talking with parents to ensure your experience is AWESOME!

Coach Rachel loves spending time with her family and listening to live music during her time away from soccer. She went to school for Early Childhood Development and loves promoting physical, social and emotional support in the children she works with.  She grew up playing soccer and loves that she was able to find something to bring all of her passions together.

Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite color: Green
Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Knights and Dragons

Coach Kiki

Coach Kiki

Director of Coaching

Coach Kiki joined Soccer Shots in Spring 2015. Coach Kiki is our Director of Coaching, playing a big part in how awesome our coaches are!

Coach Kiki loves to coach, teach, and work with kids of any age. She coaches and plays on many teams, both soccer and lacrosse. Outside of sports, Kiki loves to read, paint, hike, and spend time with her dog.

Favorite Food: Watermelon, and pineapple pizza
Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Pirate’s Treasure
Favorite Place to Go: Ocean City, to play soccer on the beach

Coach Peter

Coach Peter

Assistant Director of Coaching

Coach Peter joined Soccer Shots in March 2013! He started as an assistant coach and is now our lead coach and mentor to new coaches!

Passionate about child development and building character, Coach Peter loves the opportunity to coach your children and have a positive impact. Besides playing soccer, Peter enjoys playing with his son, and he also plays in a band!

Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Sleepy Giant, Jail Break and Tag

Coach Chris

Coach Chris

Coach

In his off time, Coach Chris enjoys practicing football and camping outdoors. His love for working with youth was first discovered years ago during his first job as a youth counselor. He believes that developing the youth is of utmost importance because they will eventually become the leaders of this world.

Favorite soccer shots game: superman jail
Favorite food: steak
Favorite childhood memory: throwing the football around with his dad

Coach Mitch

Coach Mitch

Coach, Director of Multimedia Communications

Coach Mitch is our Director of Media Relations. You might see him at events with Coach Rachel!!

Even when he’s not working, Coach Mitch loves to be involved in soccer. Whether it be watching the sport on tv or joining in a pick-up game, he can never get enough soccer. He also enjoys going to the zoo and spending time with family and friends. Coach Mitch really likes that Soccer Shots is an opportunity for kids to learn, play soccer and have fun!

Favorite Sports Team: Crystal Palace FC
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Animal: Rhino

Coach Tom

Coach Tom

Coach

Coach Tom grew up in Western New York area. He has been playing soccer since he was 6 years old all the way through his high school years. He was both Captain of multiple travel teams as well as his Sweet Home High School JV and Varsity Team. Tom then went onto graduate from Buffalo State college with a degree in business. He currently works for a fortune 500 company in the Western New York area and has a 3 year old son enrolled in Soccer Shots. He loved what the Soccer Shots program provided for his son that he decided to come aboard as a coach. Tom is enthusiastic and excited to be able to have fun with the next generation of soccer players.

Favorite Soccer Shots Games: Sharks and Minnows
Favorite food: Hot dogs and Cheeseburgers
Favorite Childhood Memory: Playing sports with my bothers and friends
Hobbies: Anything outside such as playing sports, hunting, fishing.
Favorite Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills
Favorite Place Traveled: Bahamas

Coach Nancy

Coach Nancy

Coach

Outside of work, Coach Nancy really enjoys traveling, cooking, lifting weights and playing sports. My favorite color is turquoise and my favorite food is Pizza! Coach Nancy loves that Soccer Shots gives her the chance to have a small part in teaching children to become awesome people, to have character and to be active!

Coach Emily

Coach Emily

Coach

Coach Emily is currently studying Industrial Engineering at UB. Growing up in Wheatfield, she has played for local travel and premier clubs and also the New York State Olympic Development team. Emily has coached teams of all ages both in Buffalo and Orlando, Florida. She is excited that Soccer Shots emphasizes just how fun soccer can be!

Favorite Hobby: Playing Clarinet
Favorite Restaurants: Panera and Chipotle
Favorite position: Midfield
Favorite team to watch in the World Cup: Germany

Coach Marissa

Coach Marissa

Coach

Outside of work, Coach Marissa is a student-athlete at Medaille College and coaches the girls varsity soccer team at Niagara Catholic High School. She enjoys going to the beach, playing with her dog, hanging out with her friends, and has a twin. She likes that Soccer Shots teaches both soccer and life skills to the kids.

Coach Steph

Coach Steph

Coach

Coach Steph is a student at the University at Buffalo that just recently completed a Disney College Program! Her favorite hobby is photography, she loves music and all things Disney!

Favorite Soccer Shots game: Animal Farm
Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Ice Cream
Favorite TV Show: Friends

Coach Sarina

Coach Sarina

Coach

Outside of work, Coach Sarina is studying to be a Physical Therapist.  When she is not at work or school she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also enjoys traveling to new places, and exploring outside.  She really enjoys how Soccer Shots helps not only teaches kids about the fundamentals of soccer but about themselves as well.

Favorite Food: Nachos
Favorite Place to Travel: Denver, Colorado
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Soccer Player: Sydney Leroux

Coach Allie

Coach Allie

Coach

Outside of work, Coach Allie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her golden retriever puppy. She also enjoys being outside hiking, swimming and soaking up the sun! Soccer Shots has helped her make so many friends with people who love soccer just as much as she does.

Favorite Sports Team: Buffalo Bills
Favorite Food: Tacos & Sushi
Favorite Childhood Memory: Going to the Cottage

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