Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Erin McDermott

Erin McDermott

Park Program Coach

Coach Erin was born and raised in Southbury Connecticut, playing soccer herself since the age of 5. She came to Cincinnati in 2007 to attend Xavier University where she majored in Public Relations and minored in English. She decided to stick around, making Cincinnati her hometown #2 after landing a great job at Window Genie’s corporate headquarters in West Chester shortly after graduation in 2011. Coach Erin joined Soccer Shots in the spring of 2015, running parks programs in Oakley and Hyde Park on the weekends. Having great memories of youth soccer herself, she is happy to have the opportunity to work with local kids, setting a foundation on the importance of sport for friendship, teamwork and self-confidence.

Lauren Nunn

Lauren Nunn

Coach

Coach Lauren grew up in the Cincinnati area and started playing soccer at the age of 4.  She played soccer for Ursuline Academy and then decided to stay home and play for the University of Cincinnati. Some of Coach Lauren’s favorite soccer memories are winning a club national championship, playing and winning the nation’s cup tourney in London representing the U.S., and having Lou Holtz come up and shake her hand after the NCAA tournament game against Notre Dame. Coach Lauren still loves to get out on soccer field and play, however most of her time is spent watching her 5 kids play lacrosse, soccer and run cross country. She also shares her home with a boston terrier, a great dane, a bearded Dragon, some tree frogs, and their cat Carl.   Coach Lauren really enjoys teaching your kids the game she loves!

Julie Phipps

Julie Phipps

Coach

Coach Julie has been a Soccer Shots coach since 2013 and absolutely loves coaching soccer.  She is thankful to call coaching her “job.”  Julie has been playing soccer since the age of 8 and played for Kettering Alter in high school and then went on to play at the College of Mt. St. Joseph which she refers to as her glory days. Coach Julie has a passion for coaching and plans to continue to coach for years to come. Julie loves boating, watching high school and college football and soccer, FC Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds, and enjoys her adventurous vacations!  Julie also has a great career as a realtor and flips houses in her spare time.

Coach Julie has been married to her wonderful husband for 23 years, has two awesome boys, Jesse (19) and Joey (17) and her chocolate lab, Buckeye.

Julie is looking forward to meeting your child and teaching them the  skills that they will need to play the amazing game of soccer.

Amy Clapsaddle

Amy Clapsaddle

Coach

Coach Amy has been coaching soccer for 20 years and with Soccer Shots since 2014.  She lives in Westchester with her husband Cory and 3 children, Sydney (18), Caleigh (16) and Brady (12).  Prior to joining Soccer Shots, Coach Amy was a stay at home mom and provided child care in her home for 13 years. She enjoys camping, boating, fishing and watching her kids play sports.   Her favorite part in teaching young children is seeing their faces light up when they get a move right on their own or score a goal.  We don’t just teach kids how to play soccer, we teach them patience, discipline, sharing, balance, gross motor skills, sportsmanship, etc…. but most importantly how to have fun!

Janice Appel

Janice Appel

Coach

Coach Janice has been involved in soccer for over 20 years, watching her children play and coaching. She has been teaching at Soccer Shots since it started in 2007. Prior to joining Soccer Shots, Coach Janice taught for Cincinnati Public Schools for 30 years. She enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family. Janice participates in several 5k’s during the year.

Danielle Bullock

Danielle Bullock

Coach

Coach Danielle grew up in Columbus and played soccer for three years before switching to lacrosse, which she has played for 13 years. She moved to Cincinnati to attend the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a bachelors in geology in 2016. She decided to stay in Cincinnati after receiving a great opportunity in the environmental science field. She is now the head JV lacrosse coach at Indian Hill high school and absolutely loves being a coach for younger kids and high schoolers! Besides coaching, Danielle is a part-time nanny, has a passion for photography, traveling, and loves to go on adventures with her two dogs, Junior and Mowgli.

Lisa McMannon

Lisa McMannon

Coach

Coach Lisa has been with Soccer Shots for 8 years. Soccer is a big part of her life.  Lisa has 2 teenage girls who play Club and High School Soccer.  Lisa’s husband coaches their daughters and Lisa helps with the administrative support outside of her job with Soccer Shots.  Lisa loves working with children and also works at the YMCA hosting birthday parties on the weekend.  When Lisa is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, going to soccer games, and cheering on her favorite English Premier League Soccer team, Chelsea.  Lisa is from England and moved to the states when she was 10 years old.  If your children say she talks funny, that is why.  Lisa can’t wait to teach the game of soccer to your child!

Andrew Polley

Andrew Polley

Coach

Coach Andrew has been involved with soccer from his first grammar school game all the way to the Wyman’s cup tournament to celebrate Maine’s blueberry harvest held each summer. Andrew has years of experience volunteering as a coach and referee for a small community soccer program. Before moving to Cincinnati from Maine, Andrew was a site coordinator for an after-school program for PreK to 8th grade. Working in education is important for Andrew as he pursues his teaching degree. Aside from soccer, Andrew is a big fan of playing basketball and cheering for his favorite New England teams.

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