Originally from Baytown, Texas, Coach Mckhenzie grew her love for the game with the Challenge Soccer Club before taking her skills and studies to the University of Houston. While there, she fostered her love for soccer, both as a midfielder for the UH Women’s Soccer team, and as a volunteer coach for local youth clubs. Shortly after college, Coach Mckhenzie joined Soccer Shots Houston as a coach and Program Director, combining her passion for working with children and her love of the game. Coach Mckhenzie has recently relocated to the DFW area, and is excited to continue to bring the same culture and passion to the All-Stars in Dallas and surrounding areas! In her spare time, Coach Mckhenzie enjoys spending time with her husband, Zachary, discovering the city’s best cheeseburgers, and finding new fishing spots!
Born and raised just east of Dallas in Plano, Coach Jordan’s love for the beautiful game kicked off at the early age of eight! He continued his career playing for his high school team at the Prince of Peace Christian School, and eventually for Dallas Baptist University. When not on Soccer Island, you can find Coach Jordan checking out new asian restaurants and playing with his German Shepherd puppy, Frank!
A Dallas native, Coach Janie is passionate about providing a beloved growth experience for every child through soccer! She graduated from Midway High School and helped lead the team to State Playoffs in both 2011 and 2012. After her high school career, Coach Janie graduated from Lamar University where she participated on the club soccer team, and is now pursuing her Texas teaching certification! In her spare time, Coach Janie enjoys spending time with her friends and family or eating at Chuys!
Coach Maria, a Dallas native, grew up playing soccer with her sister, two brothers, and a pup named Toby! After graduating from North Garland High School, Coach Maria continued her playing career at Texas A&M Texarkana as a defender for the Lady Eagles. Coach Maria loves serving and interacting with youth in the Dallas area and sharing her passion and experience of the game! When not coaching, Coach Maria cheering on Manchester United, skating, or planning her future bucket list trip to England!
Coach Ben joins Soccer Shots DFW all the way from Plymouth, England where he played locally for the Plymouth Argyle Football Club. After high school, Coach Ben found himself on a plane to Wichita Falls, Texas, where he attended Midwestern State University and continued his collegiate career while majoring in Business Management. After graduation, he kicked off his coaching career at all skill levels, including local colleges, clubs, and Soccer Shots DFW! In his spare time, Coach Ben spends time with his wife, Emmi and their dog, Baylie. Ask Coach Ben about his secret talent….playing the trumpet!
Coach Johanna, originally from Houston, brings a wealth of coaching experience to the families of Soccer Shots DFW! She kicked off her soccer career at a young age, playing with local youth clubs in the Houston area. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, Coach Johanna found herself in Dallas and began her coaching career with clubs including Texas Rush, Dallas Rush, Texas United FC and Dfeeters to name a few! Johanna loves having the opportunity to positively impact children through soccer, but when she’s off the field, you can find her exercising or listening to soccer podcasts!
Coach Sydney grew up just outside of Dallas in Richardson, TX, and began her soccer career at the age of four! Her love for the game took her all the way through her high school days at J. J. Pearce High School, where she realized her passion for working with children and made a plan to pursue a degree in early childhood education. Coach Sydney also has past coaching experience teaching volleyball, and can be found exercising at local parks or trails with her pup!
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