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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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 our Program Coordinator 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 Alex was born and raised in Colorado and has loved soccer since he was little. He played throughout middle school and high school. Coach Alex is currently attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs studying marketing and sports management. When he is not on Soccer Island, you can find Coach Alex watching sports or hiking, and continuing to explore the world of photography.
Coach Anthony grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and played soccer all the way through high school! He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in System Administration and Networking. Coach Anthony can’t wait to introduce his new friends to Soccer Island! When he is not on the Island, you can find Coach Anthony golfing, running, or really doing anything outside!
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 Daniel is originally from Mississippi and played soccer for 15 years. He ran cross country and track at Mississippi College where he graduated with a Kinesiology degree. He is licensed to teach P.E. and Health as well as a Certified Exercise Physiologiest with the ACSM. Coach Daniel loves nearly all forms of exercise and is still an avid runner!
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 Dani has been coaching youth soccer at all ages for six years. Soccer
has been part of his life ever since he can remember, as his family has
participated in the sport one way or another. He was born in the Cape
Verde Islands and lived there until the age of 11, then moved to the
state of Rhode Island with his family. Coach Dani spent his days playing soccer with his friends at school, and at home. He studied at Johnson & Wales University for his Business Administration BS while he was working full time. He played in amateur adult leagues around the New England area with the time he had to spare between school and work. Coach Dani loves coaching youth players currently coaching competitive U13 boys and girls with the Rapids. When he’s not coaching, he plays of soccer as much as possible, and reads soccer-specific books. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog Buster snowboarding in the winter, hiking and swimming in the summer.
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 Colin was born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana, until his family moved to Florida at the age of 11. It was here that he found the love and passion for the game of soccer. He played club soccer for Sarasota Storm and played soccer all throughout high school. Although the college he attended did not have a competitive soccer team, he was able to play club soccer during this time there. Coach Colin has recently moved to Colorado and is excited to share his love of soccer with his new soccer friends! Coach Colin has an immense love for the game of soccer and hopes by coaching he can give back to the game he loves.
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.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.