Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer. All Soccer Shots Charlotte coaches are employees, have CPR/First Aid certification, go through ProSolutions online training, and are DHHS background checked.

Coach Alaina

Coach Alaina

Coach Alaina is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelors degree in Spanish. Coach Alania is no stranger to the soccer field, as she has played soccer her entire life. She has been a nanny for the last 5 years and enjoys reading and dancing in her free time. Coach Alaina cannot wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Andi

Coach Andi

Coach Andi is from Chattanooga, TN. She graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a Bachelors in Communication. When she’s not coaching, Andi enjoys spending time with friends doing just about anything active or outdoors – especially golfing, hiking, traveling, and playing tennis.

Coach Anna

Coach Anna

Coach Anna is originally from Spartanburg, SC, and she played goalkeeper at Converse College! Coach Anna is a Psychology major, and is in the process of becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant. In her free time,  you can find Coach Anna reading, or playing and creating music! Coach Anna can’t wait to coach your children!

Coach Ariel

Coach Ariel

Coach Ariel was born all the way in Argentina, but has lived in Charlotte, NC since he was 8 years old. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a Hotel Management degree in Hospitality. Coach Ariel has a big passion for soccer, and even played all 4 years at his college! Coach Ariel’s goal is to impact lives in a positive way for anyone he meets, and he can’t wait to coach your children!

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley is originally from Cary, NC! She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies from UNC Chapel Hill, and is a current Master’s student at UNC Charlotte. She has 5 years of teaching experience, loves watching movies, and grew up playing soccer for many years. Coach Ashley can’t wait to coach your children!

Coach Becca C.

Coach Becca C.

Coach Becca is originally from right here in Charlotte, NC! She graduated from  UNCC with a B.S. in Psychology,  and graduated from Liberty University with an M.A. in Human Services. When Coach Becca isn’t on the field with your kiddos, you can find her riding her bike, running, and doing anything outdoors! Coach Becca loves having the opportunity to impact your children through the game of soccer, and can’t wait to meet them!

Coach Becca S.

Coach Becca S.

Coach Becca was born and raised right here in the Queen City! She is currently attending UNC Charlotte studying German and foreign language education. She played club soccer for 10 years, and now spends her spare time reading, joking, or doing yoga. Coach Becca can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Brady

Coach Brady

Coach Brady has played soccer professionally for many years, he also played a little Arena Football. His father played for the Minnesota Vikings for 14 years, so it’s no surprise he’s got a little athletic ability. When he’s not coaching soccer, you can find him on the golf course perfecting his swing.

Coach Casey

Coach Casey

Coach Casey is currently a student at UNC Charlotte. She is originally from Boston, Massachusets and has played soccer her whole life! Coach Casey is a natural on the soccer field, her very first soccer game as a child she scored 8 goals! Coach Casey is amazing and cannot wait to meet your kids!

Coach Connor

Coach Connor

Coach Connor is originally from all the way in Lowell, Massachusetts! He is currently attending UNCC to obtain an Associates Degree of Arts, and plans to also receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He has played soccer his whole life, and likes to play any chance he gets. Coach Connor can’t wait to share his passion of soccer with your kiddos!

Coach Daniela

Coach Daniela

Coach Daniela was born in Long Island, New York, and moved to Charlotte 4 years ago. She is currently attending Central Piedmont Community College, and has five siblings! In her free time, you can find Coach Daniela playing soccer, or practicing with her photography. Coach Daniela can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Deyana

Coach Deyana

Coach Deyana is from all the way in Ann Arbor, Michigan! She recently graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Inclusive Education and a Master’s degree in special education. Coach Deyana is no stranger to the soccer field, as she played her whole life, and played for the division 1 team at Western Carolina all throughout college. When Coach Deyana isn’t on the soccer field with your children, you can find her teaching 1st grade in Fort Mill, and playing with her dog named Honcho!

Coach Emily

Coach Emily

Coach Emily was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but has spent her whole life here in Charlotte! She recently graduated from UNCC with a degree in Exercise Science. When she is not on the field with your kiddos, you can find her hiking, or playing pick up soccer with friends! Coach Emily can’t wait to meet your soccer players!

Coach Emily S.

Coach Emily S.

Coach Emily recently moved down south from Long Island, NY!  Coach Emily previously attended Wingate University as a collegiate athlete and received her Bachelors’s in Business Marketing. She is currently a personal trainer and is passionate about motivating others to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Coach Emily has been a youth coach for four years and is excited to share her passion for soccer with your children!

Coach Gabby

Coach Gabby

Coach Gabby is from Mooresville, NC and is currently studying business at UNC Charlotte. She is no stranger to the soccer field as she has played soccer since she was 5 years old! Coach Gabby cannot wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Gordon

Coach Gordon

Coach Gordon is from Beaufort, SC, but has lived in Charlotte for 10 years with his wife, Jamie, and their two children. He played forward and goalie for his state championship high school soccer team, and is currently the JV head soccer coach at Charlotte Christian School! Coach Gordon graduated from the University of South Carolina, and enjoys spending his time being active with his family, and playing all sports. Coach Gordon can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach J

Coach J

Coach J grew up in Princeton, NJ, and tries to get “up north” as much as he can to visit family and friends. Not only does Coach J love coaching with Soccer Shots, he’s a very talented coach who was named the Mecklenburg County Special Olympics soccer coach. A fun fact about Coach J – he doesn’t like peas, but loves pea soup.

Coach Jacob

Coach Jacob

Director of Development

Coach Jacob currently serves as our Director of Development. A Charlotte native, Jacob is a graduate of the Big I (Independence High School) and played soccer professionally for over 10 years. He’s a father of 3 boys, and can be found playing in adult rec soccer leagues all over Charlotte.

Coach Jennifer

Coach Jennifer

Coach Jennifer is currently attending UNCC and majoring in Exercise Science! She has worked in daycares for a while, and loves working with children. She is no stranger to the soccer field, as she has been playing soccer for 4 years, and loves to watch soccer games in her free time. Coach Jennifer is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach John

Coach John

Coach John was born and raised in Orlando, Florida! He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a certificate in Intelligence and National Security. Coach John played soccer, football, and lacrosse in high school. When he is not on the field, you can find him doing anything outdoors like hiking and fishing! Coach John can’t wait to coach your children!

Coach Jordan

Coach Jordan

Coach Jordan is from right here in Charlotte, NC, and is currently a student at CPCC. He is an avid soccer player, and loves to do spend his free time doing anything outdoors; whitewater kayaking, snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing! Coach Jordan is excited to coach your children!

Coach Jordyn

Coach Jordyn

Coach Jordyn moved to Charlotte, NC from Washington, DC, after graduating from Ferrum College with a degree in Health and Human Performance. She also received a minor in coaching and has her personal training certification! She has played soccer competitively for 15 years, and can’t wait to teach the game to your children!

Coach Jorge

Coach Jorge

Lead Coach

Coach Jorge is originally from Corona, California! He has played soccer his entire life. Off the soccer field, you can find him spending time with his two children. Coach Jorge cannot wait to meet your children!

Coach Julie

Coach Julie

Coach Julie was born and raised here inCharlotte, NC. She has played soccer for 18 years and even played for Randolph College. Coach Julie is no stranger to the soccer field, she has coached and refereed for 5 years. In her spare time, you can find Julie hiking or playing any sport under the sun!

Coach Katie P.

Coach Katie P.

Graduating from Houghton College with a bachelors degree in Psychology and minor in Sports Ministry, Coach Katie moved to Charlotte taking a job in a Title I School. After seeing the need, and poverty in Charlotte she wanted to use soccer to do more. Loving what the company stood for, Coach Katie took a job at Soccer Shots hoping to work with their non-profit. A year later she founded Soccer F.C. with the goal of providing every child in Charlotte with the Soccer Shots experience.

Coach Katie S.

Coach Katie S.

Katie is originally from Northern New Jersey just outside of New York City.  She went to West Virginia University and graduated with a degree in Child Development, and Katie is currently enrolled at UNCC to get her masters in Early Childhood Education.  When Katie is not studying she likes to draw, photograph, or do anything that involves being outside.  She can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Katy B.

Coach Katy B.

Lead Coach

Coach Katy is originally from Winston-Salem, NC! She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2017, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Coach Katy is no stranger to the soccer field, as she has been playing soccer for 18 years! Coach Katy has a puppy named Charley, loves to hike, and spend time with her family. Coach Katy can’t wait to coach your children!

Coach Laura

Coach Laura

Coach Laura was born and raised right here in Charlotte, NC! She recently graduated from UNC Charlotte with a B.S. in exercise science. When Coach Laura isn’t on the field coaching your children, you can find her playing with her dog, Rajah, who’s favorite toy is a soccer ball! Coach Laura can’t wait to meet your soccer players!

Coach Leo

Coach Leo

Coach Leo grew up just outside of DC in McLean, Virginia! He graduated from Clemson University, with a Marketing Degree. As a Brazilian American, he has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old and still enjoys playing! Coach Leo also enjoys spending time outdoors, hanging out with his friends, and loves using his drone for videography and photography! Coach Leo can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Liz

Coach Liz

Coach Liz, all the way from Oklahoma, has graduated from Cowle Community College with an associates degree in Art. She has played competitive and non-competitive soccer throughout her whole life. In her spare time, you can find her shopping, playing with her dog, London, and eating yummy food. Coach Liz can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Matthew

Coach Matthew

Coach Matthew is from right here in Charlotte, NC! He graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is no stranger to the soccer field, as he played soccer for years growing up, played goalkeeper at Queen’s for 4 years, and even was the assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at Queen’s after he graduated! In his free time, you can find Coach Matthew rock climbing, doing photography, long boarding, and doing anything outdoors!

Coach Megan H.

Coach Megan H.

Operations Coordinator

Coach Megan was born and raised in South Florida, until she moved to the Carolinas in 2011. When she’s not on the field, you can find her watching sports! She has an associates degree in photography from the Art Institute and spends most of her time being a photographer. Coach Megan can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Megan P.

Coach Megan P.

Director of Development

Coach Megan studied Early Childhood Education, and is AFPA Youth Fitness Certified! She is no stranger to the soccer field, as she has played soccer since she was only 6 years old. She loves sweet treats, live music, and dancing! Coach Megan can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Meghan

Coach Meghan

Coach Meghan was born and raised in Stamford, CT! She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental and Civil Engineering, while playing on the university’s club soccer team! Coach Meghan has lived in Charlotte, NC since 2015, and loves to play in adult soccer leagues around the city! Her favorite EPL team is Arsenal, and she can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Mihret

Coach Mihret

Coach Mihret was born and raised in Ethiopia until the age of 13! He has played soccer and been a fan of the sport for his entire life. Coach Mihret recently graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and is currently going back to receive his Bachelor’s degree in political science. When Coach Mihret isn’t on the field with your kiddos, you can find him running, as he has been a member of the track and field and cross country teams at UNC Charlotte since 2016. Coach Mihret can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Mike

Coach Mike

Director of Operations

Coach Mike is the Director of Operations here at Soccer Shots! Although he is originally from Shelby Township. His favorite thing about working with children is the stories they tell, and the funny things they say. He is excited to meet your children, and hope that Soccer Shots becomes the best part of their week!

Coach Nic

Coach Nic

Coach Nic is originally from all the way in Newman, Georgia! He now lives in Charlotte with his wife and son, who never stops playing soccer! Coach Nic has played his whole life, and he is so excited to share his passion of soccer with your kiddos!

Coach Nicholas

Coach Nicholas

Coach Nicholas is originally from Springfield, Illinois! He graduated from the University of Illinois-Springfield with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a concentration in Sport Management. Coach Nicholas is no stranger to the soccer field, as he played goalkeeper on his high school team that finished 3rd in the state! He enjoys watching and playing all sports, and exploring the city in his free time. Coach Nicholas can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Pat

Coach Pat

Lead Coach

Coach Pat grew up in a small town in northern New York called Saranac Lake! He earned a Bachelor of professional studies in sport management from Cazenovia College. In his free time, Coach Pat enjoys playing any sport under the sun, riding his mountain bike, and working on his cooking skill! Coach Pat can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Patrick

Coach Patrick

Coach Patrick was born and raised in Charlotte, NC! He recently graduated from UNCC with a Bachelor’s in Communication-Mass Media and Psychology. While he stopped playing soccer seriously when he was younger, he has loved the sport his whole life and continues to play casually. When he is not on the field coaching your soccer players, you can find him playing disc golf and doing anything fitness related! Coach Patrick can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Rachel

Coach Rachel

Coach Rachel hails from a little town in NC called Hillsborough. She graduated from Wofford College with a bachelors degree in Psychology. She played division one soccer there for four years! She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and Goldendoodle Brady.

Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan is originally from right here in Charlotte! After spending her time for college at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC receiving her bachelor’s of science degree in Biology, she has made her way back to the Queen City! In Coach Ryan’s spare time, you can find her pinging, and playing with the nearest dog! Coach Ryan is awesome, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Sage

Coach Sage

Coach Sage is originally from San Antonio, Texas! Sage is no stranger to the soccer field and loves playing in his spare time. He is a division one athlete at the UNCC where he is currently studying Finance. In Sages spare time you will find him spending time with his pup, Zoey! Coach Sage cannot wait to meet you!

Coach Sally

Coach Sally

Coaching Coordinator

Coach Sally has been coaching with Soccer Shots for over 5 years. She grew up right here in Charlotte, NC and has played soccer her whole life. One of her first coaches was a coach from Soccer Shots, Coach Jacob (coach curly fries), so she knows from personal experience how awesome the coaches at Soccer Shots are. Sally’s claim to fame is her dog Bear. Bear is a St. Bernard that is almost twice the size of Sally!

Coach Sean

Coach Sean

Coach Sean was born and raised in Charlotte, NC! He has a bachelors degree in Computer Science. In Coach Sean’s spare time, he enjoys taking naps, playing with his dog, or riding his longboard! Coach Sean can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Stephen

Coach Stephen

Director of Coaching

Coach Stephen hails all the way from Sevierville, Tennessee! He graduated from Columbia International University with a bachelors degree in humanities and Bible. He has played indoor soccer, and loves to read in his spare time! Coach Stephen and his wife, Autumn have 3 boys. Coach Stephen is our Director of Coaching, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Thomas

Coach Thomas

Coach Thomas is from Albany, NY! He is currently attending UNCC to earn a degree in finance, and plays for the club soccer team there. When Coach Thomas isn’t on the soccer field, you can find him skiing or dirt car racing in his free time! Coach Thomas is great, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Tyler

Coach Tyler

Coach Tyler comes to you all the way from the beautiful state of New Jersey. He attended college at James Madison University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Tyler has always been a huge advocate for sports, and is still relatively new to the Charlotte area. Coach Tyler can’t wait to coach your children!

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