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 is new to the Soccer Shots team and cannot wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Alex

Coach Alex

Coach Alex is from right here in Charlotte, NC! She recently graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice! Coach Alex loves to spend her time playing soccer, hiking, and being with her friends and family. Coach Alex is no stranger to the soccer field, as she has been playing soccer her whole life, and even spends time being a referee, and has lots of experience coaching! Coach Alex is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Andi

Coach Andi

Coach Andi is from Chattanooga, TN. She graduated last fall 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 Raleigh, NC! She recently graduated from UNCC with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Coach Anna is no stranger to the soccer field! While in college, she was the goalkeeper for the Women’s Soccer team, and has been playing soccer her whole life! When Coach Anna is not coaching your children, you can find her working out, or spending time with her family!

Coach Beth

Coach Beth

Coach Beth is a Charlotte, NC native. She attended Charlotte Country Day where she was a three sport athlete! She graduated from Appalachian State in May with a major in Psychology and a minor in Exercise Science. While she is new to the Soccer Shots team, she has tons of experience working with kids! When she is not on the field with your soccer players, you can find her coaching the JV field hockey, and Varsity basketball teams at Charlotte Country Day. Coach Beth loves all sports, and can’t wait to share that passion with your kiddos!

Coach Brady

Coach Brady

Coach Brady is a Soccer Shots veteran with over 15 seasons under his belt. While Brady 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 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 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 is new to the Soccer Shots team and cannot wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Ian

Coach Ian

Coach Ian is from all the way in Wadsworth, Ohio! He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and played soccer there! Coach Ian is no stranger to coaching, as he has coached at Charlotte Soccer Academy, as well as Providence Day High School! Coach Ian is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach J

Coach J

Coach J has been a Soccer Shots staple for several years now. He 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 recently 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 has been with Soccer Shots for over six years, and 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 Joe

Coach Joe

Coach Joe is originally from Dundee, New York, and graduated from Keuka College with a bachelor’s degree in dducational studies! Coach Joe taught Pre-K in New York, and coached college basketball. He loves to play sports, and spend time with his family. Coach Joe 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 Kat

Coach Kat

Coach Kat is from Raleigh, NC, and is currently attending UNC Charlotte majoring in Business management! While she attends UNC Charlotte, Coach Kat is a huge Alabama football fan – go Crimson Tide! Coach Kat grew up playing soccer, spending most of her time on the soccer field, and can’t wait to teach the game to your children!

Coach Katelyn

Coach Katelyn

Coach Katelyn was born and raised right here in Charlotte, NC. She likes to spend her spare time reading or being outside. Coach Katelyn is no stranger to the soccer field but is new to the Soccer Shots team, and cannot wait to meet your kiddos.

Coach Katie B.

Coach Katie B.

Winter/Spring Intern

Coach Katie lives in Charlotte, NC, and attends UNCC to obtain 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 is our winter/spring intern! 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.

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 Kyla

Coach Kyla

Coach Kyla is from Owings Mill, Maryland! She currently attends UNC Charlotte where she studies psychology and biology. Coach Kyla is no stranger to the soccer field, as she has played for 4 seasons with the Charlotte Women’s Soccer Team! Coach Kyla has two dogs, and is hoping to add another one to the family soon. She can’y wait to meet your kiddos soon!

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

Graduating from Houghton College with a bachelors degree in Psychology and minor in Sports Ministry, Coach Liz 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 Liz took a job at Soccer Shots hoping to work with their non-profit. A year later she founded QC Scores with the goal of providing every child in Charlotte with the Soccer Shots experience.

Coach Mackenzie

Coach Mackenzie

Coaching Coordinator

Coach Mackenzie was born and raised in Connelly Springs, NC. She recently graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelors of Science of Education with a concentration in health and physical education. Coach Mackenzie was our intern over the summer, and is now our Coaching Coordinator! You may see her out on the field coaching, and she also does a lot of behind the scenes work at our office. When Mackenzie is not coaching or working at our office, you can find her running with her dog, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with her friends and family!

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.

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 has been with Soccer Shots for a while, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Michael

Coach Michael

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 Michelle

Coach Michelle

Michelle grew up just a little outside of Charlotte, in Apex, North Carolina. This fall will be her third season with Soccer Shots. She is currently studying at UNCC, and when she is not coaching or studying, she practices Tae Kwon Do. Make sure to stay on her good side; Coach Michelle has her black belt, and isn’t afraid to use it.

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, MI he is going on 6 years here in Charlotte, and coaching with Soccer Shots. 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 Monica

Coach Monica

Coach Monica currently attends UNCC, and she is pursing a degree in exercise science.  She loves watching and playing sports of any kind when she is not studying or coaching.  One of Coach Monica’s goals in life is to see Manchester United play in Manchester, UK.  Monica can’t wait to meet your little ones!

Coach Pat

Coach Pat

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 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 new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Sally

Coach Sally

Office 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 is currently pursuing 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 is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!

Coach Skylar

Coach Skylar

Coach Skylar is a Charlotte, NC native! She graduated from Messiah College in Pennsylvania where she played collegiate soccer, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media and Marketing! Coach Skylar loves cooking, spending time with her family, and drinking coffee!

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 new to the Soccer Shots team and is very excited to meet your kiddos!

Coach Tori

Coach Tori

Coach Tori grew up in Spotsylvania, VA! She graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in coaching. Coach Tori loves soccer, and was a walk-on for the Old Dominion women’s soccer team, and continues to play today! When Coach Tori isn’t coaching your soccer players, you can find her somewhere by the ocean, painting, or reading Harry Potter! Coach Tori is awesome, and can’t wait to meet your children!

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