Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Nathan Simmons

Nathan Simmons

Head Coach

Coach Nathan joined Soccer Shots in the Spring of 2016. He’s played soccer his whole life and loves working with kids. Before joining Soccer Shots, Nathan spent 3 years working for a campus ministry on the University of Tennessee’s campus. He loves being able to teach kids the game of soccer and be a positive role model for them. In his free time, he enjoys being around friends and being outdoors.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla
Favorite Soccer Shot Game: Don’t Feed the Monkeys!
Hometown: Bartlett, TN
Passions: Soccer, Chicago Cubs, Friendships

Kim Perez

Kim Perez

Director Of Coaching

Coach Kim joined Soccer Shots Knoxville the Summer of 2017. She began playing soccer at the age of three and instantly fell in love. Kim loves teaching kids the game of soccer in a fun and safe environment. She graduated from Colorado State University and hopes to pursue a career in the legal field. In her free time, Kim enjoys kayaking, tending to her chickens, and spending time with her family and friends.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Sharks and Minnows
Hometown: Miami, FL
Passions:Family and Friends, my animals, video editing, soccer, the environment

Maddy Cline

Maddy Cline

Coach

Coach Maddy joined Soccer Shots in the beginning of 2016 in Tampa, Fl. She moved back to Tennessee in early Fall of 2016 and joined the Soccer Shots team here in Knoxville. She has played soccer since the age of 3 and enjoys being able to share the game of soccer with the children she coaches. She was motivated by her years of soccer to get her Kinesiology degree at The University of Tennessee. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, playing pool, music, and traveling.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Pistachio Almond
Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Big Sleepy Giant
Hometown: Knoxville, Tn
Passions: Family, Friends, Soccer, Eating, Sleeping, Dogs

Becca Kelley

Becca Kelley

Coach

Coach Becca joined Soccer Shots in Summer of 2017. She started playing soccer at age four and instantly fell in love. She loves being able to coach and interact with kids so she can share my passion with them! She is currently a student at University of Tennessee, studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Ice cream: rainbow sherbet
Home town: Lebanon,TN
Favorite game: what time is it Mr. fox?
Hobbies: hiking, kayaking, camping, reading, and petting cute puppies

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