Director of Coaching
Coach Katie is our Director of Coaching. Katie has been coaching for Soccer Shots since 2017 and began serving as our Director of Coaching in April 2018. She has not only played soccer since she was 3, but has also coached soccer teams of different ages over the past years. Coach Katie is very excited about teaching the game of soccer to all her Soccer Friends, and training and equipping our awesome Soccer Shots coaches to provide an exceptional Soccer Shots experience for your children!
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. Prior to joining Soccer Shots in May of 2018, Coach Amanda served as a lead preschool teacher in Denver, CO. 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!
Coach Abigail has been playing soccer since she can remember. She currently attends UNCG after transferring from Francis Marion University where she played soccer there for 2 years. She is studying to be a Speech and Language Pathologist at UNCG. She has played travel soccer for PTFC over the years and won 4 state championships doing so. She also played basketball in High School. Besides coaching soccer she likes to watch Netflix, hang out with her friends and watch UNC play basketball.
Coach AJ was first introduced to soccer at the age of 4, developed a love for the sport at a young age, and hasn’t stopped playing since. He played all the way through high school, where he was captain of the soccer and wrestling teams. He is now studying at App State to become a P.E. teacher. When he is not playing/coaching a sport he is hanging out with friends or taking a nap.
Coach Billy at the age of 3 developed a love of all sports while watching his father coach High School Basketball and Football. Coach Billy started playing soccer at 8 years old and played for a variety of club teams across NC, high school and at East Carolina. Coach Billy graduated from UNC-CH with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. Coach Billy currently holds all 4 of the Grassroots USSF coaching licenses and is working on his “D” license. In his free time Coach Billy enjoys being on the sideline and cheering for his son who is currently a player with NC Fusion.
Coach Camryn played soccer for 15 years, starting at 2 years old! She grew up in Crofton, MD and is currently a senior at High Point University studying Exercise Science in hopes to go to Physical Therapy school next year and become a pediatric physical therapist. Coach Camryn loves going to the beach, playing and watching sports, and going to the pool with her friends! She is looking forward to an awesome time coaching with Soccer Shots and meeting so many new soccer friends!
Inspired by the recognition received from the Coca Cola Company to the highest performing athletic and academic high school student and motivated by experience gained from being a 2x renal transplant recipient, cardiac arrest patient, and independent researcher, Coach D hopes to transform the way teaching and learning happens, globally. Prior to joining the Soccer Shots team, she worked at the Atlanta Speech school and became aware of Soccer Shots by watching her students enjoy learning all about soccer and being a good person. Now, she looks forward to providing such a high quality experience as “Coach D!”
Coach Emily has played soccer since she was four years old. She has played on many club teams and played for Greensboro College, where she studied Child Psychology. While she is not playing or coaching she likes to go hiking, swimming, and play with her dogs. Coach Emily cannot wait to share her love of soccer with her new friends!
Coach Holly loves soccer and has played soccer for most of her life! She started playing at the age of four, and played all the way through her freshman year of college. She played travel soccer for PTFC and was a member of a four-time state championship team. Holly is currently studying Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. When Holly is not coaching, she is dreaming about Disney or listening to her favorite music. Holly is excited to make new friends who love to play soccer, and share her knowledge of the game to her new soccer friends!
Coach James grew up in Wayne, New Jersey and attended High Point University, where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Marketing. He has been playing soccer for 18 years and has competed in the Super Y Finals in Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy. He enjoys playing and watching sports, going to the beach, playing with his dogs, and looks forward to meeting his new Soccer Friends!
Coach JJ has been helping young players learn the game since he was 10 years old. He began by helping his father coach, and then became a player himself and played on several teams across NC. Coach JJ enjoys sharing his passing for Soccer with our Soccer Friends. He also loves rugby, traveling, and speaks 3 languages- Spanish, Serbian, and German.
Coach Kailey grew up in Parkersburg, WV and has been playing soccer since she was 3 years old! She played competitively on multiple travel teams and was captain of her varsity soccer team in high school. She recently graduated from High Point University with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Health and Wellness and a B.A. in Biology. She now attends UNCG and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Health. She loves being outdoors, travelling, and looks forward to meeting all of her new friends!
Coach Katherine is a student at UNCG, where she is studying fashion merchandising with a minor in American Sign Language. Katherine has always had a passion for soccer. Katherine is born and raised in Greensboro, NC. Coach Katherine competed at Worlds at ESPN wide world of sports for soccer twice. In Coach Katherine’s free time when she’s not coaching soccer she is watching soccer, playing with her dogs, and running. Katherine loves to work with children and has had such a love for children since she was young.
Coach Kathryn is a recent Greensboro College graduate where she studied criminal justice and psychology, with minors in Spanish and legal administration. Coach Kathryn has been playing soccer for 15 years and is currently a captain of the Greensboro College Women’s Soccer team. Aside from soccer, Coach Kathryn loves to sing and to travel. Soccer has always been a huge part of Coach Kathryn’s life, and she is so excited to help grow the game and share her passion for the sport with her Soccer friends!
Coach Laura started playing soccer when she was 7 and played at the competitive level through high school. Coach Laura was an assistant soccer coach for one year at the high school level and has also coached many different sports at the YMCA working with children 12 and under. She has also been teaching children ages 3 and up with and without special needs for over 10 years. She has a 4-year degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. Coach Laura loves to stay fit and also teaches indoor cycling classes on the side. Coach Laura loves music singing, dancing, writing poetry and comedy.
Coach Madi is a recent graduate from Greensboro College where she studied Exercise and Sport Studies with a concentration in Exercise Science. She has played soccer for 15 years and is currently playing soccer at Greensboro College. Besides soccer Coach Madi loves to paint, and play games. She is looking forward to sharing her love of soccer for the game with all her Soccer Friends!
Coach Marissa grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a recent graduate from UNCG with a degree in kinesiology. Coach Marissa has played soccer since she was 6 years old and has been coaching at the high school level in Greensboro for the past 4 years. She is working towards becoming an athletic trainer. Coach Marissa loves to be outdoors, travel and she can’t wait to share her love of soccer with everyone!
Coach Marley currently serves as an assistant coach for the Greensboro College women’s soccer team. Coach Marley had a four-year playing career at St. Bonaventure University. In addition to her playing career, Coach Marley also worked as a staff assistant at Lakefront Soccer Club and also served as coach with the club from 2011-2017. Coach Marley is so excited to join the Soccer Shots team, where she can connect with and teach the game to our young Soccer Friends in the Triad!
Coach Ryan has loved soccer since he was 6 years old. He played for many different leagues growing up and was recruited to play on a U12 team when he was just 9 years old! He played soccer all through middle school when he then started playing basketball. He came back to soccer as a coach in 2012 and truly feels like coaching soccer is his career path! He holds a U.S.S.F National “D” license with plans to continue his education and dreams of coaching in the MLS. In his free time, you can find him watching soccer, playing video games, or making Youtube videos!
Coach Shauna started playing soccer when she was 4 and played at different levels in Atlanta through high school. She has a degree in biological science from the University of Georgia and is currently applying to veterinary school. In addition to playing soccer she loves to travel, swim, and play with her puppy.
Coach Sterling is a student at UNCG studying Chemistry and Computer Science. She loves working with kids and hopes to become a science teacher. Before joining Soccer Shots, she spent 5 years as a camp counselor and math tutor. Outside of work Coach Sterling enjoys hiking, reading, helping others, and volunteering at her local hospital. She looks forward to sharing the joy of exercise and spirit of sportsmanship with children through Soccer Shots.
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