Shane grew up in the D/FW area, and from the early age of 5 was playing sports. Shane has a true passion and appreciation for sports, for the game. Over the past 30+ years he has been coaching, training, and playing the game, which led him to pursue a career where he now continues his passion full time.
Shane believes that soccer builds confidence and progresses one both physically and technically, whether it is to introduce the game to the newest of players, or develop players beyond the basics. The game teaches sportsmanship and team-building, and develops active lifestyle habits. One of Shane’s favorite moments while coaching are the “a-ha” moments, that exciting moment when the kids really “get it” — those influential moments and watching each child progress and develop in stages, while they become passionate and more confident in their sport. Shane encourages kids to have fun while learning and being active.
Shane lives in Roanoke with his wife, Stacy, and their three children Trevor, Haylee Jo, and Jayden Brooke. They live an active lifestyle and enjoy sports, fitness, and outdoor activities.
Coach Beau grew up in the Fort Worth area and began playing soccer at the age of four. He quickly fell in love with the game and believes firmly in how soccer can help mold young people into outstanding leaders. Coach Beau has always enjoyed working with kids and coached his younger brother’s soccer team before leaving for Oklahoma State University to pursue degrees in Sports Management and Marketing. He intends to use his degrees as well as his passion and love for soccer to bring Soccer Shots into the lives of as many kids as possible.
Coach Candice grew up in Luton, England and started playing soccer from a young age. She played for Luton Town Ladies in the Northern Premier League until she was recruited on a soccer scholarship by Texas Woman’s University. Candice graduated with a Master’s degree in Kinesiology in December 2017. Coach Candice has a passion for soccer and loves that she has the opportunity to teach and pass on her knowledge to kids.
Coach Janie was born in Dallas but raised in Waco. She has been playing soccer since the young age of four. She has played on many recreational teams. She played for Waco Midway High School which has a long history of playing in the state playoffs. She also played a year with Sting soccer club in Dallas. While attending college she played with the Lamar University Club team and served as President. She continues to play indoor soccer here in the local area and also works as a teacher’s assistant.
Coach Morgan grew up in Iowa and started playing soccer at a young age. She continued to play soccer at Varsity level all four years of high school and also played for FC Midwest. Coach Morgan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2018 with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. She has coached youth soccer for 5 years and enjoys the impact it has on children both mentally and developmentally. She looks forward to teaching more children the joys of the game.
Coach Jacob is originally from a small town in Illinois. He graduated from Huntington University with a degree in Youth Ministry where he also met his wife, Shana. Upon graduating and getting married, Coach Jacob and his wife moved to Texas in 2016 and currently live in Grapevine. Coach Jacob has always loved playing sports and loves being a part of the next generation learning the great sport of soccer.
Coach Abby has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a stand out prep player she moved to Dallas, TX five years ago. In 2015 she founded the Women’s Club soccer team at The University of Texas Dallas. After two years at UT Dallas, she now studies at Parker University for her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Her favorite sports teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Villanova Wildcats and Manchester City FC. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports, reading and traveling.
Coach Kaleb (Coach K) got into coaching when his little brother started sports. Coach K has been coaching soccer for 4 years as a volunteer at the YMCA, starting from the ages of 5-6 all the way to 9 – 10. He is grateful to be coaching our youth in soccer by teaching them the game and how to be good sport. He is excited to be apart of the Soccer Shots family.
Coach Katie grew up in Temple, Texas and played a wide range of sports throughout middle school and high school. Coach Katie graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in May with a degree in marketing. She decided to pursue coaching to combine her passions of sports and education! This is Coach Katie’s first year of coaching at Soccer Shots and she is looking forward to a great season!
Coach Maggie grew up in Richardson Texas, where she began playing soccer at the age of 6. She continued playing soccer all throughout high school and college intramurals. Coach Maggie recently graduated from The University of North Texas with a degree in Communication Studies and minors in Non-Profit Leadership and Sociology. Off the field, she loves to read and cook! Coach Maggie has experience working with children as a nanny and a camp counselor, and she looks forward to helping children find confidence and fun through Soccer Shots!
Coach Maria grew up in Dallas, Texas and played soccer her whole life. She played for North Garland High school and she played collegiate soccer for Texas A&M Texarkana. She graduated with a Bachelors in psychology with a minor in sociology. She decided to continue to pursue her passion with soccer and teaching children the joy of the game. She’s excited to be a part of Soccer Shots!
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