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 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 Danny

Coach Danny

Coach Danny has lived in Charlotte, NC his whole life! He is no stranger to the soccer field, as he has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old! He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthy Lifestyle Coaching. When he isn’t on the soccer field with your children, you can find him playing with his dog, Storm!

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 Ester

Coach Ester

Coach Ester hails all the way from Brazil. She has a masters degree in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Outside of coaching Ester loves playing Futsal, reading and concerts! Coach Ester is awesome and cannot wait to meet your kiddos!

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 Grace

Coach Grace

Coach Grace is from Bosten, Massichutes. She is currently studying Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. She is no stranger to the soccer field and loves being outside! Coach Grace is amazing and cannot wait to mee your kiddos!

Coach Hope

Coach Hope

Coach Hope is originally from Annapolis, Maryland! She started playing soccer at the age of 6, and played all the way through high school. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Science, and has taught in elementary education for 3 years. When she is not on the field coaching your kiddos, you can find her spending time with her family, hiking, and playing with her puppy!

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 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

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 B.

Coach Katie B.

Operations Coordinator

Coach Katie lives in Charlotte, NC, and recently graduated from UNCC with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and a minor in Public Health. Coach Katie has played soccer her whole life, and can’t wait to spread her passion of the game to the children in Soccer Shots. Coach Katie was our winter/spring intern, and now our Operations Coordinator! When she is not on the soccer field or in our office doing work, you can find her walking or playing with her dog named Cooper!

Coach Katie S.

Coach Katie S.

Lead Coach

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 Katie Y.

Coach Katie Y.

Coach Katie grew up right here in Charlotte, NC, and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science! Coach Katie loves watching basketball and also cheering for the Carolina Panthers! Coach Katie has been playing soccer for her whole life, and can’t wait to coach the game to your children!

Coach Katy B.

Coach Katy B.

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 Maria

Coach Maria

Coach Maria is a Charlotte, North Carolina native! She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in Psychology. Coach Maria is no stranger to the soccer field, as she played soccer for years, and throughout high school! When she is not coaching your children, you can find her going for a run, hanging out with her friends, and playing with her dog, Tristan. Coach Maria is awesome, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Megan H.

Coach Megan H.

Lead Coach

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.

Sales/Recruitment Coordinator

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 Michael

Coach Michael

Lead Coach

Coach Michael is originally from Upstate New York. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing piano, and playing golf! He is a big fan of the New York Yankees, the Tar Heels, and all things sports or music. When he’s not on the field with your soccer players, you can find him walking his husky/lab mix, Nessa. Coach Michael 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 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 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 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 Taylor

Coach Taylor

Coach Taylor is from Cary, NC! She is a current student at UNC Charlotte working on a business degree. She is no stranger to the soccer field, she grew up playing soccer. Coach Taylor is very excited to meet your kiddos!

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