Meet The Coaches

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

Tommy

Tommy

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I am a Full-time student at Columbia International University and I am also a full-time soccer player for the school.

Favorite Soccer player: My Favorite soccer player is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira aka Ronaldinho. I love him for his creativity and for the fact that he was always playing soccer with a huge smile. That expresses how much he loved the game and how he enjoyed just playing for fun even if it was actually his job. And I think that, that’s how it should be for every kid. Just having fun with the game.

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: My favorite soccer shots game is most definitely Volcanoes. Because the kids learn that it takes more of a little shot to knock the cone over. And that can apply to them as they get older and they go on to become goal-scorers.

Random Fun Fact: I love sneakers.

Hugo

Hugo

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I enjoy exploring the outdoors, road trips, and walking our puppies with my wife.

Favorite Soccer player: Gianliugi Buffon

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: The honey bear game

Random Fun Fact: I got my first pair of soccer shoes when I was 1.

Alex

Alex

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots?  I am a General Manager for a Sports Social Club called Everplay Sports and Social Club here in Columbia SC.  Our league runs from ages 21 and up and is strictly CoEd, the sports we offer include Kickball, Softball, Soccer, Flag Football, Bowling, Cornhole, Indoor Volleyball and Sand Volleyball.   In my free time I enjoy participating, refereeing and watching all sports.
 Favorite Soccer Player: Ronaldinho
 Favorite Soccer Shots Game: The Turtle and The Hare.
 Random Fun Fact: I cheer for the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Carolina Panthers.

Aubrey

Aubrey

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? Outside of Soccer Shots, I attend the University of South Carolina where I am currently a psychology major with a minor in counseling. I also am actively involved within my sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta.

Favorite Soccer Player: Neymar

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: My favorite Soccer Shots game is volcano field when playing with the minis since they all always get so excited and love to both knock down the cones and help pick them right back up.

Random Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is for my freshman year of college I played soccer at a school up in Pennsylvania.

Steven

Steven

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I like to read, to write, to watch soccer games, and to spend time with friends and family.

Favorite Soccer Player: Andres Iniesta

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Guard the Castle or Knights and Dragons.

Random Fun Fact: My favorite animal is the beluga whale.

Abe

Abe

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I love to play sports, watch movies and play video games.

Favorite Soccer Player: Messi

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Sharks and Minnows

Random Fun Fact: I was raised in Mexico!

Gabby

Gabby

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? Outside of soccer shots, I am a student at South University to be a physical therapy assistant! I also enjoy being outside, riding bikes or taking my dog on a walk!

Favorite Soccer player: Lionel Messi

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: My favorite soccer shots game is Pirates! Kids say Arrrggghhhh and try to collect all of the gold treasure (soccer balls) and put them on our pirate ship (the goals).

Random Fun Fact: I was born on the island of Guam and that’s where my family is from!

McKenzie

McKenzie

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I attend Columbia International University and play on the women’s soccer team.

Favorite Soccer player: Kevin De Bruyne

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Sharks and minnows

Random Fun Fact: I love kids, Mexican food, and my nephew Mason.

Taylor

Taylor

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I attend Columbia International University as a student and an athlete for the Women’s Soccer Team. I enjoy reading, hiking, and spending time with friends.

Favorite Soccer player: My favorite current soccer player is Tobin Heath, but overall is Michelle Akers.

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Volcanoes is my favorite Soccer Shots game – it’s such a blast.

Random Fun Fact:  I am a certified archery instructor.

Paul

Paul

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I play semi pro soccer with the local UPSL team Soda City FC.

Favorite Soccer player: Ronaldinho

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: What time is it Mr. Fox?

Random Fun Fact: I hated cats until I got one for my wife. I love cats now!

Widdy

Widdy

Coach

What do you do outside of Soccer Shots? I study and play soccer at Columbia International University.

Favorite Soccer player: Messi

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Tag the coach.

Random Fun Fact: I love food.

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