Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Patrick

Coach Patrick

Executive Director

Coach Patrick is our Executive Director and has been watching and playing soccer since he was a mini! He played all the way up until high school and has not stopped watching. Coach Patrick graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. He has coached others since the age of fourteen in various sports, but soccer is his favorite.

Coach Amanda

Coach Amanda

Director of Operations

Coach Amanda is our Director of Operations and she grew up in Iowa, where she graduated from the University of Iowa with an Elementary Education degree. She has been teaching preschool in the Denver area since moving to Colorado in July of 2018. She loves working with students, and getting to be a fun and exciting part of their day! When she isn’t coaching soccer, she is outside climbing, hiking, or running!

Coach Dan

Coach Dan

Director of Coaching

Coach Dan is our Director of Coaching and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. He’s been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. While studying Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in California, Coach Dan coached middle school soccer and various other sports but soccer has always been his favorite. While not on Soccer Island, Coach Dan enjoys playing soccer, golf, and basketball, hiking in the mountains, and playing with his dog Howie!

Coach Erica

Coach Erica

Director of Partner Relations

Coach Erica is our Director of Partner Relations and she grew up in Ohio, where she graduated from Youngstown State University with an Early Childhood Education degree. She has been teaching since 2006, and even coached for Soccer Shots (Columbus) before moving to Colorado in 2012. Coach Erica used to live and play in the snowy mountains of Summit County and has recently moved to Denver. She enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking with her husband, Jordan, and dog, Teddy. When she’s not carrying around her bag of soccer gear, you can find Coach Erica on her bike or practicing yoga.

Coach Kevin

Coach Kevin

Director of Development

Coach Kevin is our Director of Development and he grew up in New York and has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old. He played throughout High School and played D1 with the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he majored in Hotel Management and minored in marketing. When Coach Kevin isn’t teaching or playing soccer, you can find him hiking most trails in Colorado, cheering on his favorite futbol team, Arsenal, cooking a great meal, camping, exploring and spending quality time with family and friends.

Coach Cody

Coach Cody

Coach Cody was born in Colorado and  has lived here for his entire life. He started playing soccer when he was 5 and played all the way through high school. When he’s not on Soccer Island, he loves doing stuff outdoors like hiking 14ers or going skiing and he’s super excited to help his new friends get better at soccer!

Coach Hannah

Coach Hannah

Social Media Coordinator

Coach Hannah is our Social Media Coordinator and she grew up in Pennsylvania where she coached Soccer Shots for three seasons! She has been playing soccer since the age of six, and played at the collegiate level at Penn State Harrisburg. She loves teaching her soccer friends the most important rule of soccer shot, which is to have FUN! Coach Hannah has a master’s degree in sport management, and loves kayaking and hiking when she’s not coaching.

Coach Allison

Coach Allison

Coach Allison prides herself in being born and raised in Cleveland, OH. At an early age, she was lucky to have the opportunity to dabble in many sports. In high school, her speed was noticed on the soccer field, so she was rewarded a Track & Field Scholarship to compete at a collegiate level. She believes her childhood was an important role in developing skills as an athlete and learning valuable lessons of teamwork, determination, and respect. After graduating with a BA in Sociology, she moved to Denver to volunteer at a treatment center for children who have experienced abuse, trauma, or neglect. She is currently working towards a Masters of Social Work degree and hopes to make a positive impact in her communities. When she is not on Soccer Island, she enjoys being outside, eating ice cream, and hanging with friends.​

Coach Avery

Coach Avery

Coach Avery was born and raised in Colorado. She has been playing soccer and basketball since she was 5 years old. When she is not on Soccer Island she is enjoying the great outdoors doing anything from skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. She enjoys spending time with her dog Basil and her family. Coach Avery is excited to teach all of her friends the joy of soccer.

Coach Brandy

Coach Brandy

Coach Brandy was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee and has recently graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. She has loved soccer ever since she was a little girl and has played competitively until she achieved her dream of playing Division 1 collegiate soccer all four years at UTC. Her dream job is to become a clinical and sport psychologist for college athletes one day. Brandy enjoys coaching soccer because she wants to make a positive impact in children’s lives by encouraging and motivating them.  She desires to build confidence within each child’s own abilities and create a fun and enjoyable environment to learn soccer. When she’s not coaching soccer, she likes to go on runs with her two Golden Retrievers.

Coach Colleen

Coach Colleen

Coach Colleen comes to us from Austin, TX. Soccer has always been part of her life – her dad & brothers had a soccer ball at her feet as soon as she could walk. In high school, Coach Colleen played soccer in addition to swimming competitively. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s of Psychology and has many years of experience working with children. When not on Soccer Island she enjoys the gym, photography, hiking, and playing with her dog, Ally-Bama.

Coach Emily

Coach Emily

Coach Emily was born and raised in Long Island, New York and started playing soccer when she was 4  years old. She graduated with her Masters degree in Social Work from New York University in May 2019, and moved to Denver to be a school social worker in Aurora! She has lived in 4 different states, and even lived in Thailand after college! When Coach Emily isn’t hanging on Soccer Island with her friends, she loves to get outside to hike, ski, enjoy the sun or run half marathons! Coach Emily is super excited to teach all her soccer friends some cool new moves and skills!

Coach Gretchen

Coach Gretchen

Coach Gretchen grew up playing soccer in Charlotte, NC. She went on to play soccer at the collegiate level and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Digital Media from Milligan College in East Tennessee. For over ten years, Coach Gretchen has worked with children of all ages from summer camps, to non-profits, to after-school programs, to coaching middle and high school soccer teams. She loves being outside and active with her husband Christian whether that means playing soccer, working out, hiking, or traveling!

Coach Isis

Coach Isis

Coach Isis grew up in Lakewood, CO.  She is so excited to be able to give back to our young Soccer Friends, helping them to experience the fun and joy that she got playing soccer as a little girl. Besides soccer, Coach Isis spends her time with her dog, Remi, going on hikes and visiting dog parks. Coach Isis is looking forward to meeting all her new Soccer Friends!

Coach Kaitlyn

Coach Kaitlyn

Coach Kaitlyn is a graduate from Montclair State University, where she studied English – Communications. Coach Kaitlyn started playing soccer at the age of 7 and has been playing ever since. Off the field, Coach Kaitlyn enjoys being active, whether it’s rock climbing, lifting, hiking with her dog, or running races. Coach Kaitlyn loves making new friends and can’t wait to explore Soccer Island!

Coach Katie

Coach Katie

Coach Katie is a proud Colorado native, and has played soccer since the age of 5. After competitively playing soccer through club and high school, Coach Katie was granted a scholarship to Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Education, and has been teaching, coaching, and nannying for the past 13 years! It is important to her to provide a fun and safe environment for children to enjoy the game of soccer, and wants to encourage players of all skill levels to pursue their love of the game like she did! When she isn’t coaching, Katie enjoys the amazing live music scene that Denver has to offer!

Coach Kelly

Coach Kelly

Coach Kelly was born and raised in Southern California and has lived in Colorado for 2 years. She played collegiate soccer at the University of Hawaii, Hilo and has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration. She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and hopes to continue to work with children as a Speech Therapist. She loves seeing her soccer friends develop confidence and soccer skills while having fun!  When she isn’t playing soccer Coach Kelly likes to spend time outdoors with her husband, doing activities like snowboarding, camping, hiking, fishing, and playing with her pup!

Coach Kevin

Coach Kevin

Coach Kevin was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. He has been playing soccer since he was young. He went on to play collegiate soccer at Regis University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Communication and a minor in Business. He enjoys helping his soccer friends build character and learn new soccer skills. When he isn’t on Soccer Island, he enjoys hanging out with friends going on hikes and spending time on the beach

Coach Lex

Coach Lex

Coach Lex was born and raised in Denver.  She started playing soccer in kindergarten and started coaching when her oldest daughter started playing 8 years ago.  Her daughters, Kory and Kendra, are both currently playing soccer.  When she isn’t coaching with Soccer Shots Lex is teaching preschool in Aurora or coaching three soccer teams, U8-U12.  Seeing players develop their skills and gain the confidence to try new things are two of the reasons why she loves coaching.  During her free time Coach Lex enjoys spending time with her family and working out.

Coach Mary

Coach Mary

Coach Mary was born on the east coast in New Jersey and has lived in Pennsylvania most of her life. She loves all sports and played soccer in high school. She graduated from The University of Dallas with an English degree in May 2019, and moved to Denver in September 2019 to be near the mountains. She loves being outdoors, playing tennis, having fun with her dogs and friends, and she is especially excited to have fun with all her Soccer Friends!

Coach Michelle

Coach Michelle

Coach Michelle is a graduate from Colorado State University. She grew up in sports, playing AAA hockey the majority of her athletic career, moving on to play in college. She is a hard-working, caring, and kind role-model to those around her, especially the kids she influences. Coach Michelle is excited to share her passion for soccer with her new  Soccer Friends! When she isn’t coaching her soccer friends, Michelle enjoys playing music, spending time with her dog, and coaching girls ice hockey.

Coach Pabel

Coach Pabel

Coach Pabel was born in the Peruvian Andes. He has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He loves to play soccer. He has been recognized as the MVP in different amateur leagues. He taught soccer at Overland High School. In his free time he enjoys playing pickup soccer, running and playing tennis.  ​

Coach Ralph

Coach Ralph

Coach Ralph was born and raised in Elgin, TX. He played club soccer from the time he could walk until he was in high school. Coach Ralph attended Texas A&M University where he eventually became a certified personal trainer, leading to his love for health and wellbeing. Coach Ralph moved to Colorado in the fall of 2018 because of his love for the outdoors. When Coach Ralph is not on soccer island he can be found wondering the wilderness, at a sporting event or hanging with friends. Coach Ralph is excited to share his knowledge and skills to help kids develop character and confidence and to be the best version of themselves.

Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan was born in Indiana and grew up in parts of Louisiana and Florida! He has a background in Personal Training/Functional movements, and he enjoys coaching and teaching kid’s sports and playing as hard as the kids! When coach Ryan is off Soccer Island, he enjoys spending time traveling and hanging out with the family and his dog, Roux!

Coach Tricia

Coach Tricia

Coach Tricia grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan, where she graduated from the Oakland University with a Health Sciences degree. She moved to Colorado July of 2019 after finishing school. She loves helping others and is excited to share her knowledge with her friends in Soccer Shots. When she is not on soccer island she loves being outdoors, hiking with her puppy Jax, going to sporting events, snowboarding and enjoy her time with family and friends!

Coach Zach

Coach Zach

Coach Zach was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but grew up in San Antonio, Texas where he graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Anthropology. He moved to Golden, CO during the fall of 2019 with his wife, Lilly. Soccer is his favorite sport, and he has been playing since he was 3 years old! Coach Zach aspires to teach his soccer friends new skills and concepts they can use to be better students of life and soccer. While not on Soccer Island, Coach Zach spends his time playing soccer, mountain biking, skiing, watching movies, and hiking with his dog Sebastian!

Coach Zoe

Coach Zoe

Coach Zoe was born and raised in New Mexico. She moved to Arizona to get her bachelor’s degree in marketing. Now she is working towards her master’s degree in Education here in Colorado. She has been playing soccer for 15 years and is excited to share all of her knowledge and love ff soccer with her soccer friends! When she isn’t coaching, she also enjoys snowboarding, camping, and traveling. She loves coaching soccer because it is great opportunity to learn and grow with all of her soccer friends.

Coach Ricardo

Coach Ricardo

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Coach Dikesh

Coach Dikesh was born and raised in Kathmandu Nepal, home of Mount Everest. He started playing soccer at just 4 years old, and it has been his passion ever since. He played for the under 19 national team of Nepal before moving to the United States, where he has coached soccer for over 10 years. When not on the soccer field, you can find him watching La Liga matches on weekend mornings, hiking, and camping with his wife and dog in the CO mountains, and learning guitar.

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