Coach Taylor is a Dayton, Ohio native who has called Indiana home for the last 10 years. After playing soccer from his “mini” days all the way through high school, he went on to play collegiately at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana where he graduated with a degree in Recreation Management. He’s lived in the Northern Indiana area ever since.
Rachel is originally from Holly, Michigan, but now lives in Fort Wayne. Soccer has always been a part of her life, and the pursuit of playing college soccer is what brought her to Huntington, Indiana. Rachel’s extensive soccer career has given her a passion for teaching and instilling the same passion she has for the game into the next generation of players.
Coach Justin is from Argos, Indiana. He has been working for Soccer Shots for almost 2 years. Coach Justin’s favorite food is pizza, and his favorite soccer team is Manchester United. He is passionate about teaching soccer and helping kids master their skills.
Coach Ken, a Fort Wayne native, has been with Soccer Shots for almost 2 years. His favorite food is Chinese food, and his favorite soccer team is FC Barcelona. Coach Ken’s favorite part about working with Soccer Shots is helping our players master a skill that may have been difficult at first.
Coach Simon lives in Fort Wayne with his wife and 4 kids. His favorite food is lobster and his favorite soccer team is FC Barcelona. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar or drums and recording music in his studio. Simon is passionate about helping kids learn to love soccer.
Coach Jazmin is a Fort Wayne native, and an IPFW alumnus. Her favorite sports teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Fort Wayne Mastodons, of course. She loves being outdoors and doing activities such as running, swimming, kayaking, and biking. Her favorite part about coaching with Soccer Shots is being able to teach life skills through soccer to her players.
Coach Derek has been with Soccer Shots for almost a year. He lives in Fort Wayne with his wife and kids. He loves to watch local sports here in Fort Wayne, and his favorite food is a ribeye steak. When he’s not coaching soccer, he likes playing table-top games, watching movies, and doing Chinese martial arts.
Coach Abby is from Mishawaka, Indiana, but currently lives in Fort Wayne while she is attending school at the University of Saint Francis. When she’s not playing soccer, Abby likes playing tennis, watching movies, and making art. She also loves mac and cheese and sushi, but not together of course.
Coach Dylan is new to Soccer Shots, but he is excited and ready to teach our soccer stars and help them grow as individuals. Coach Dylan is from Garret, IN, and his favorite food is pasta. In his free time, he enjoys playing games on his computer and exercising.
Coach Nicolas was born in Medellin, Columbia, but he currently lives here in Fort Wayne. His favorite foods are Columbian food and sushi. In his free time, Nicolas enjoys playing and watching basketball, spending time with his family, and drawing. His favorite part about coaching is teaching valuable lessons that kids may use for the rest of their lives.
Coach In Training
Coach Margaret Mary, or Coach “M,” is from Terre Haute, IN, but is currently living in Fort Wayne while she attends, and plays soccer at the University of Saint Francis. Her favorite sports team is Liverpool Football Club, and her favorite food is country-fried steak. Coach M is passionate about teaching and sharing the sport she has always loved.
Coach In Training
Coach Khrystyna is from Fort Wayne. Her favorite food is nachos, and her favorite sports team is the Tennessee Volunteers. Outside of soccer, her favorite activities include lacrosse, basketball, cooking and drawing. For Coach Khrystyna, her favorite part about coaching is making an impact in the lives of her players.
Coach In Training
Coach McKenna, or Coach “M,” is from Fullerton, California, but is currently living in Warsaw, Indiana while she attends school and plays soccer for Grace College. Her favorite food is tacos, and her favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers. When she’s not coaching or playing soccer, she loves spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and going to the beach.
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