Meet The Coaches

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

Katie Pullano

Katie Pullano


Meet Coach K.P!!

K.P is from outside Fort Worth, Texas. She has been playing soccer for over 18 years. She currently plays for the Lubbock Christian University Lady Chaps Soccer Team where she will serve as a Captain this year! She is double majoring in middle school education and English Literature. Katie loves soccer, kids, reading, and spending time with her fiance and friends. She is a Heartland Conference 2nd team all-conference defender (2016) and all-tournament player (2015).

Favorite Soccer Team:  U.S. Women’s National Team and LCU Lady Chaps!!

Favorite Soccer Skill:  Shot Fake

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Knock Out

Cesar Gutierrrez

Cesar Gutierrrez


Meet Coach Cesar!!

Cesar has been playing soccer since he was able to walk. He fell in love with soccer when he scored his first goal. Soccer has always been a big part of his life and would love to be able to help the Lubbock kids grow their interest and love for this fun, inclusive, and amazing game that is soccer.

Favorite Soccer Team: Manchester United F.C.

Favorite Skill: Rainbow

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Number: #11

Favorite Movie: Intersteller

Shiana Wilson

Shiana Wilson


Meet coach Shiana!

Shiana is from right here in Lubbock, and graduated from Lubbock High. After she graduated she moved to the Arlington area to attend U.T.A., where she played for their Volleyball team. While she was out in the Dallas area she got involved in a Volleyball and Soccer Sand league.


Favorite Candy: Life saver Gummies and sour punch straws

Favorite soccer skill: Dribbling and Passing

Favorite board game: Sorry

Favorite color: Maroon

Favorite movie: Guardians of the Galaxy

Favorite food: Tacos

Haley Knesek

Haley Knesek


Meet Coach Haley!

Coach Haley grew up in the DFW area in a small town called Aledo, Texas with her two amazing parents and two younger siblings. In high school Haley got awarded first team all state as a junior and was a 4 year letterman! Haley now attends Lubbock Christian University where she plays on their soccer team. Haley collected accolades as a 1st team all region and first team all conference. She also received Freshman of the year with the most goals and assists in the conference in her freshman year at LCU! Haley is very involved with her church and wants to be a nurse after college!

Her Favorite Soccer Team: LCU Soccer

Favorite Candy: Reese and Sour Parch Kids

Favorite Skill: Cruyff

Favorite Color: Blue and Maroon

Favorite Soccer Game: Flying Changes

Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese

Ashley Avila

Ashley Avila


Meet Coach Ashley!

Ashley was born in Albuquerque New Mexico but raised in Italy. Ashley grew up as a military kid so she got to travel around the world. Ashley has played soccer all her life even leading up to her college career where she played for 2 years at West Texas A&M as a Goalie. She was a walk on till she worked her way up to a scholarship due to her high academics.

Her Favorite Soccer Team: Manchester United

Favorite Candy: Cookies N Cream Hershey Bar

Favorite Skill: Helicopter

Favorite Color: Turquoise

Favorite Soccer Game: World Cup

Favorite Food: Chinese

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