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Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Aaron

Coach Aaron

Co-Owner/ Director

Aaron is originally from Dublin, Ireland and came to the United States when he was 15 in 2009 to attend high school at Ridgecroft School. From there he went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Science from Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee. While at TWU he helped the Bulldogs win a Regular Season Championship, a Conference Tournament Championship, and also helped TWU reach the National Tournament for only the 2nd time in the school’s history. After his time at TWU, Aaron always felt like Tennessee was ‘HOME’ and is excited to bring his passion for children and soccer back to Tennessee and make an impact serving the community

Sarah is originally from Merry Hill, North Carolina where she attended Lawrence Academy. After graduating from Lawrence she attended Wake Tech Community College and Majored in Cosmetology and General Education. While in college Sarah spent a great deal of time visiting Tennessee and fell in love with the scenic views and culture. After College Sarah worked as a Stylist and Assistant Manager at E.A Wells Hair Design in Raleigh, NC. In May 2017 Sarah and her husband Aaron decided to buy a Soccer Shots and move back to the Volunteer State to serve the community She is eager to make an impact on the community and work with the children of Memphis!

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah

Co-Owner/Director

Sarah is originally from Merry Hill, North Carolina where she attended Lawrence Academy. After graduating from Lawrence she attended Wake Tech Community College and Majored in Cosmetology and General Education. While in college Sarah spent a great deal of time visiting Tennessee and fell in love with the scenic views and culture. After College Sarah worked as a Stylist and Assistant Manager at E.A Wells Hair Design in Raleigh, NC. In May 2017 Sarah and her husband Aaron decided to buy a Soccer Shots and move back to the Volunteer State to serve the community She is eager to make an impact on the community and work with the children of Memphis!

Coach Danielle

Coach Danielle

Program Director

Danielle is a Navy wife and Mom to a 5 year old daughter. She moved to Millington, TN in July of 2018, but is originally from Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2012. She started coaching youth soccer when she was 16 years old in Ingleside, TX. She had a great  experience as a volunteer coach while living in Japan with her Navy family, and most recently was the Youth Sports Coordinator at a Navy base in Georgia. She loves Mickey Mouse and Disney World. Hide and seek is her favorite game to play with her daughter, and she is so excited to be working for Soccer Shots!

Coach Ali

Coach Ali

Director of Coaching

Coach Ali was born and raised in California. She moved to the Memphis area in 2008. Coach Ali has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old. She had the opportunity to play soccer at a collegiate level at LSU-Alexandria. Coach Ali loves to travel, outdoor activities, and to spend time with family and friends.

Coach Nick

Coach Nick

Coaching Coordinator

Coach Nick was born and raised in Richmond, VA. He moved to Memphis to be closer to his brother and nephews. He has played sports and various games competitively his entire life, starting with soccer at the age of 7. Growing up, coach Nick played card games professionally, including the Pokemon card game. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va and is finishing a bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Memphis. Coach Nick hopes to one day travel around the world, teaching kids History and Philosophy. In his spare time he enjoys playing games with his friends, watching movies, and cooking.

Coach Rachel

Coach Rachel

Certified Coach

Coach Rachel was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is new to the Memphis area. She has been working with children as a teacher, coach, and mentor for five years. Coach Rachel will graduate from the the University of the Memphis in 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. In her free time she enjoys doing volunteer work, running, and going to the beach. Coach Rachel is so excited to meet new friends on Soccer Island!

Coach Geo

Coach Geo

Certified Coach

Coach Geo was born in California and moved to the Memphis area when he was 10. He has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old and has loved it ever since. Coach Geo is a former college soccer player and is now focusing in getting a degree in Computer Science. He is a huge soccer fanatic and hopes to share his passion for soccer to those he coaches. Coach Geo loves soccer, soccer, soccer, and food.

Coach Micah

Coach Micah

Certified Coach

Coach Micah was born and raised in Atlanta, DC, and Memphis. He is currently studying in Sport Management at the University of Memphis. Coach Micah played in collegiate athletics at multiple schools and love sports. Coach Micah loves playing video games, studying history, and watching sports.

Coach Cameron

Coach Cameron

Certified Coach

Coach Cameron has lived in Memphis his whole life. He started playing sports when he was 5. He graduated from Whitehaven in 2018, and he plans on studying to be an airplane mechanic. He started working with kids at daycare centers at the age of 15 and loved it ever since. He loves Jesus, working out, and tacos.

Coach Nyla

Coach Nyla

Certified Coach

Coach Nyla was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. From such a young age Nyla always knew her passion was to work with others and better her surroundings the best way she could. Nyla is currently a junior in college working on her bachelors in education, with a major in Biology and minor in English. In her free time she loved spending time in nature, volunteering with homeless and less fortunate children, swimming and painting.

Employment Opportunities

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