Executive Director/Director of Coaching
Coach Patrick is currently serving as our Executive Director and our Director of Coaching 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.
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.
Director of Operations
Coach Jake is our Director of Operations and has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He came to Denver in 2013 to attend the University of Denver, from which he graduated with degrees in Biology and Film Studies and Production. When he’s not teaching his friends new skills on the field, you can find Coach Jake pursuing his hobbies of filmmaking, ice hockey, skiing, and go-karting, or working on Bandolero race cars in the pits of the Colorado National Speedway.
Director of Development
Coach Justin is our Director of Development and has played soccer since he was four years old. He has played on various club teams up through high school, as well as for three years at Missouri Valley College. Coach Justin received his Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Communications from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Education. Coach Justin moved to Denver with his wife Mecayla from NYC. When he is not coaching or playing soccer, Coach Justin enjoys fly fishing, hiking, camping, and watching his favorite sports teams: Chelsea and the St. Louis Cardinals! Coach Justin is very excited to teach the game of soccer to all of his friends!
Coach Amanda is one of our Program Coordinators 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. 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!
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 Kevin is our Development Coordinator 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 Sean is one of our Program Coordinators and he is from South Dakota and has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old. While getting his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Dakota, he coached soccer at the high school level. When Coach Sean isn’t on Soccer Island, he is probably watching his favorite Minnesota sports teams (Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins), playing his ukulele or hanging out with his cat, Ruby.
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 Chris grew up in Reno, NV and has a passion for soccer. He is currently at the University of Colorado, Denver where he is studying public affairs with an emphasis in nonprofit organizations. When he is not on Soccer Island he is playing with his dog, Tanna, and swimming.
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 Dan grew up in Littleton, Colorado and has 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 Jessie began playing soccer at the age of 5. She started to play competitively on a travel team at the age of 12 and continued her love of the game throughout high school and college. She graduated from the University of Missouri with her Bachelor’s of Science, with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Sciences. Coach Jessie can’t wait to share her love of soccer with all of her new Soccer Shots friends!
Coach Katie has been playing soccer since she was six years old. She played all throughout junior high and high school, and has been coaching youth soccer since 2013. When she’s not coaching on Soccer Island, you might find her listening to her collection of old records. She also loves being outdoors, whether it’s playing in the snow or going for a hike. Coach Katie has a degree in baking and pastry arts from Johnson & Wales University- for your next soiree be sure to give Coach Katie a call!
Coach Lauren grew up in Colorado and started playing soccer at the age of 4. She attended The University of Nevada on a soccer scholarship and graduated with a degree in Communications. Coach Lauren hopes that she can provide a positive experience for all kids so they can grow up enjoying soccer just as much as she did. When she’s not coaching or working in Boulder, Coach Lauren can be found traveling or playing with her dog, Remy.
Coach Matt grew up in San Diego, California and has been playing club soccer since middle school. He came to Denver, Colorado to study programming at Colorado Christian University. While at CCU, Coach Matt played soccer during his freshman year, but has since retired since coaching is more fun! Coach Matt has experience in coaching older players and wants to bring the fun of soccer to younger players too.When he is not on Soccer Island, Coach Matt enjoys playing soccer, playing guitar, and going camping.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.