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 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 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!
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Coach Cade grew up in Rocklin California, and moved to Colorado three years ago. He has loved soccer since he was a little kid, and was the team captain on his high school varsity team. Cade has been studying business at Grand Canyon University and is looking forward to graduating! In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, sand volleyball, skateboarding, and playing the drums. He is super stoked to teach all his new soccer friends!
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 Courtney is from Rochester, NY, and has been playing soccer since the age of five. Coach Courtney graduated with a bachelors in Exercise Science from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Physical Education from Springfield College. While not on soccer island, she pursues her passion for physical activity through running, rollerblading, snowboarding and hiking. Coach Courtney is excited to help her soccer friends build character and learn some new soccer skills!
Coach Christian was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado where he grew up playing soccer and many other sports. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and has spent the past few years working in youth ministry here in Colorado. He has experience coaching all kinds of youth sports and has a passion for seeing kids learning important life principles through the lessons athletics can teach them. When Coach Christian isn’t coaching, he is most likely hanging out with friends, rooting on his favorite teams, or spending time outdoors.
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