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 Auburn has lived in Charlotte, NC almost her whole life! While she is new to the Soccer Shots team, she is no stranger to the soccer field. Coach Auburn played soccer her whole life, and was a 4 year starter at Alabama. She is a dog lover, jeep driver, and Reece’s candy fanatic! Coach Auburn is a great addition to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Becca was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She started playing soccer in elementary school, and she received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from UNCC and Masters degree in Human Services from Liberty University. During Coach Rebecca’s free time; she likes to be at the White Water Center mountain biking, kayaking, or traveling to the nearest beach! She can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
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 is a Soccer Shots veteran with over 12 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 Emily is originally from New Jersey! She moved here in 2017 to begin working at One7 Ministries, and has recently found her way to the Soccer Shots team. Coach Emily loves to spend her time at coffee shops, while reading a good book. She also loves spending time with friends, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Genie is originally from Southern California! She played collegiate and national level sports, and still competes nationally in the sport of weightlifting! When Coach Genie isn’t on the soccer field with your kiddos, you can find her colunteering at her church, and enjoying the sun with friends! Fun fact about Coach Genie-she is a pastry chef; wedding cakes and other sweet treats are often part of her diet! Coach Genie is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Gordon has a lot of experience coaching soccer and football; he was the special teams assistant at Independence High School in 2014 when the team had an undefeated regular season! Gordon is originally from Beaufort, SC, but has lived in Charlotte for over 4 years. He and his wife Jamie are raising their 2 year old son, Beau, along with their amazing German Shorthair Pointer, Riley. Gordon has a tremendous passion for sports and fitness, and is a certified personal trainer. When he isn’t coaching soccer or helping individuals achieve their fitness goals, Coach Gordon loves being active and outdoors with his family and friends.
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 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 James was born and raised right here in Charlotte, NC! He graduated from Oglethorpe University withe a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies. Coach James is no stranger to the soccer field, as he played soccer his whole life, and throughout his college career. When Coach James isn’t on the soccer field with your kiddos, you can find him watching the newest movies with his friends! Coach James is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’y wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Janay is from Raleigh, NC, and is a UNC Pembroke graduate! Coach Janay has plenty of experience in sports, as she was a collegiate athlete! In her spare time, she enjoys running and helping the community. Coach Janay is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
A Charlotte native, Coach Jenni attended Providence High School, and is a lifelong friend of Coach Sally’s. Jenni had an amazing opportunity to attend college in Hawaii, where she pursued broadcast communications. Coach Jenni loves running, painting, Cajun food, and drinking lots of coffee.
Coach Jillian lives in Weddington, NC! She graduated from Belmont Abbey College, where she played soccer and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. When she is not playing soccer, you can find Coach Jillian playing with her dogs, and drinking lots of Starbucks coffee! Coach Jillian is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Joel is originally from Vermont, but has spent most of his time in Wilmington, NC and Charlotte, NC. He is a junior at UNCC studying architecture, and has played soccer his whole life. He has traveled all over the east coast doing what he loves most, which is playing soccer! He has spent most of his life living in Wilmington, NC, and loves to surf when goes home to visit family. Coach Joel is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
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 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 is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Mackenzie/Summer Intern
Meet Mackenzie! She is our first intern/coach, and will be with us throughout the summer season! Mackenzie was born and raised in Connelly Springs, NC! She currently studies Health and Physical Education at Western Carolina University. 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 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 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 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 is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
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 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 Rebecca lives in Charlotte, NC, and is new to the Soccer Shots team! She is currently studying Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte. Coach Rebecca loves going on mission trips, and says that her favorite one was when she went to Janchorage, Alaska. Coach Rebecca can’t wait to coach your kiddos!
Coach Sally has been coaching with Soccer Shots for 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 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 Shannon is currently a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is studying to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and after graduation plans to pursue a career in Nursing. Shannon loves the outdoors, and grew up hiking Asheville’s Blue Ridge Mountains. She winds down from school and coaching by practicing yoga and listening to the Dave Matthews Band.
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!
Coach Tyler was born in Iceland, and has lived in Texas, South Carolina, New York, and is now here in Charlotte, NC! He enjoys watching all sports, and spends his extra time coaching a U6 and U8 soccer team for the YMCA. He is no stranger to the soccer field, as he has been playing soccer since he was 6 years old! Coach Tyler is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to coach your kiddos!
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