Coach Allie was born and raised in Massachusetts, and is now a junior at UNC Charlotte. Some of her favorite things are sushi, puppies, and hiking! This is her first season coaching with us at Soccer Shots, and she can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Amber was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Hickory Grove Christian School, and although she is new to soccer; she is no stranger to sports and fun. Amber is a recent graduate with a bachelors degree in Fitness & Wellness and a minor in Nutrition. With her love and passion for spots, exercise, and food; she is excited to be a part of the Soccer Shots team!
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 Angela is originally from Raleigh, NC, and she is currently a student at UNCC studying Communications with a minor in Spanish. She loves her dog, Bogie, and when she’s not on the field coaching your kiddos; you can find her adventuring and doing anything outdoors. Fun fact about Coach Angela, her favorite place she’s ever traveled is Assisi, Italy!
Coach Athena is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She moved to Charlotte, NC for school, and is currently attending UNCC, studying Sociology! When she is not coaching your kiddos, you can find her doing outdoor activities; she loves rock climbing, and hiking with her dog, Xena! Coach Athena is new 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.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Coach Caine is our resident musician. He plays multiple instruments – guitar, drums and the trumpet to name a few, and was also a college football kicker. Caine loves taking trips to the mountains, Mexican and Italian food and his dog, Bella. Oh, and he also loves coaching your children!
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 Jeannine is new to Charlotte, and new to Soccer Shots! She is originally from VA, but graduated from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY where she played D1 soccer. When she is not coaching your little ones; she is either playing soccer or going on long walks with her dog, Chevy!
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 Jennifer was born in Antigua, Guatemala, and moved to America when she was three years old. She is currently attending CPCC for Recreational therapy, and in addition to playing and coaching soccer, Jennifer loves to golf and swim. Fun fact: Coach Jennifer could live off of only Brixx pizza and lemon water.
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 Kelli is originally from Saratoga Springs, NY. She graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a degree in Psychology. She is currently attending UNC Charlotte for a Master’s degree in School Counseling. When she isn’t coaching your soccer players, you can find her running in her spare time! Coach Kelli is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Kyle is originally from the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina! He currently attends UNCC’s College of Engineering, and is planning on graduating in 2019. Kyle has played soccer throughout his childhood, and continues to play in his spare time. When he is not coaching your kiddos, you can find him backpacking in the mountains, reading, or working on cars. Coach Kyle is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Maddy is originally a Cali girl who moved to Charlotte from Orange County, CA. She is a Starbucks addict, and won’t be caught without a coffee mug in hear hand. Maddy is studying to obtain her real estate license, hoping to one-day flip houses. You should also know, there is no bigger Rihanna fan than Coach Maddy.
Coach Madison was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She is currently a student at UNCC, receiving a dual-degree in Mechanical Engineering and physics. Coach Madison has played soccer for most of her life as a goal keeper. When she’s not coaching your kiddos, you can find her hiking and cheering on the Carolina Panthers. Coach Madison is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach Maggie is originally from Statesville, NC. She is currently enrolled at UNCC, and is studying business management. She loves to staying active, traveling for missions, and reading in her free time! Coach Maggie is new to the Soccer Shots team, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
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 Parker is originally from Charleston, SC, but ended up in the Charlotte area after graduating from Winthrop University. At Winthrop, she earned her degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She grew up playing soccer, and can’t wait to meet your kiddos!
Coach “Q”, or Quandre’, is originally from Geilenkirchen, Germany, but moved to Charlotte to attend school at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He is a huge Disney World and Batman fan, and visits Disney World at least four times a year. When he is not coaching you can catch him at the gym playing basketball, practicing to be Batman, or planning his next trip to Disney. Ask Coach Q to sing “Let it Go” from Frozen, he knows every word!
Coach Sally has been coaching with Soccer Shots for over 3 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 Shana is currently in Dental Hygiene school, and will be graduating May 2018. When she is not in school, she loves to go hiking with her dog Mya. This is Coach Shana’s second year coaching, and she couldn’t be more excited 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.
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