Coach Zach graduated from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS and has a long history with sports. While growing up, his dad was a Physical Education teacher at a private school in Florida. He spent every summer and every day after school in the gym or on the field playing. This leads him to have a healthy active lifestyle as an adult. He believes that having a positive first impression with sports can make a huge difference in a child’s life. Zach’s mission is to provide that for every child in Soccer Shots New Orleans.
Coach Hazel was born here in New Orleans, Louisiana but was raised in Miami, Florida. She is a proud first-generation American with Cuban and Nicaraguan roots. Hazel is one of Soccer Shots NOLA’s two Operations Coordinators. She developed her logistical skills as the manager of a Miami logistics company and her love of children working at her hometown VBS. She was a member of the Young Leadership Council and got her introduction into sports programming through starting Parish Kick, a St. Bernard Kickball League. Coach Hazel participates in community events, from Jazz Fest to 504ward. She has two bull terriers, Jacques-Imo and Enzo, whom she loves very much. She can’t wait to get on the field and make a positive impact in your family and child’s life.
Director of Coaching
Originally from West Hartford, CT, Coach Kevin studied Movement & Sports Studies with a minor in Athletic Coaching at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Kevin first came to New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina on multiple occasions to help rebuild homes damaged by the storm. It was during this time that he decided to make New Orleans his home. Before joining the Soccer Shots team, he was a Sports & Games Director for an overnight summer camp, a Program Coordinator for a national non-profit, and a Camp Director for a day camp specifically for children with behavioral challenges. Kevin spends his free time playing a variety of sports as well as creating and listening to music.
As Director of Coaching, Kevin is responsible for leading the Coaching Support team as they recruit, hire, and train new coaches as well as maintain the highest possible quality of programming. He is passionately committed to developing positive behaviors in young children and providing a healthy introduction to sports.
Coach Harry is from Birmingham, England and has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He has been in the United States since 2010. He played college soccer at Cumberland University in Tennessee and holds the school record for most goals scored. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. He then moved on to do his master’s degree while coaching at St Catharine College just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. He then moved to Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky to be an assistant coach. He moved to New Orleans after marrying his wife Maddie who is a New Orleans native in March 2015. They have a dog named Drogon who they love very much!
In his role as Recruitment Coordinator, Harry handles hiring the coaches while also working for the coaching support staff to help assist and develop our coaches here at Soccer Shots New Orleans. He can’t wait to make an impact around the community of New Orleans by helping as many children develop their soccer skills and their character!
Amelia is a graduate of Tulane University, where she obtained her degree in economics (numbers are her jam!) She was a US Park Ranger for two seasons before returning to New Orleans to work at Soccer Shots as our Operations Coordinator. When she’s not doing Soccer Shots things, she’s working on one of the political campaigns she’s helping out on or thinking about her next Fantasy Football move! Coach Amelia also has two foster pups named Lula Mae and Tugboat.
Coach Ashley grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she played soccer starting at the age of five. She played competitive soccer and was a part of the Olympic Development Program. She went on to play soccer in college in Dallas, Texas where she pursued her degree in Church Ministries. In 2011, she moved to New Orleans where she became a leader at a church where she teaches kids weekly. Being able to be a positive influence in kids life is something she is very passionate about.
Coach Mary is a born and raised New Orleanian. She graduated from Archbishop Chapelle High School and studied psychology at Spring Hill College. She was an educator at Audubon Zoo and Aquarium before coaching at Soccer Shots. She is passionate about working with kids and building their character. When she is not on the soccer field she loves spending time in nature, and can usually be found in her kayak on Bayou St. John.
Coach Jamie grew up outside Boston and spent his early years playing soccer and baseball and skiing around New England. After graduating with a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he moved back home to Boston, where he was constantly recruiting his friends to play with him on recreational soccer teams. After earning a graduate degree in Environmental Health from Boston University, he moved to New Orleans in 2016 to work in laboratory science at LSU and Tulane. He loves being outside and an active member of the New Orleans community.
Coach Wyman is a New Orleans, Louisiana native. He grew up playing soccer at Plantation Athletic Club on the Westbank. After studying at Oral Roberts University, Coach Wyman moved back to Louisiana on the Northshore. Coach Wyman has 10 years of experience working with kids as a children’s and youth pastor. He has also coached basketball at Pelican Park in Mandeville. Coach Wyman loves not only teaching soccer skills, but character values as well.
Coach Andrew was born and raised in Covington, LA where he attended Saint Paul’s High School. He later moved to Baton Rouge, and in 2020, completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University. Soccer has been an integral part of his life since he was 5 years old, all the way through high school where he helped his team become ranked number one in the nation! Currently, he is a pre-med student looking to get involved in his community by passing down his knowledge of soccer and help build self-confidence in kids. Outside of coaching at Soccer Shots, Andrew spends his time studying, playing video games, and watching professional soccer games.
Coach Francesco was born and raised in New Orleans. His passion for soccer started at the early age of 3 years old, kicking the ball around with his older brother. He played club soccer competitively and continued competing with New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy high school, where he graduated in 2018. Francesco is currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology from Delgado and uses every study break he can to get back out on the field. Francesco values the importance of character development and child safety, given that he is an older brother to three younger brothers and served as a former lifeguard. He’s looking forward to finding even more ways to build his passion for soccer with the Soccer Shots team!
Coach Zack grew up in Kenner, LA, and attended Brother Martin high school. He has a love for the game and has played soccer his whole life. Currently, Zack is attending Tulane University where he is working towards his Information Technology degree and is also a member of the national guard. He loves helping to spread his knowledge of soccer to kids and making an impact in the community.
Coach Que is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up in New Braunfels, Texas where her love for soccer began. She started playing club soccer in the fifth grade and is currently attending Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Criminal Justice with a Pre-Law Certificate. Coach Que loves to give back to the community and to her country as she is a part of the United States Air Force. Her passion for service continues to grow. She loves being a part of the Soccer Shots and impacting lives in the community of New Orleans.
Coach Charlye was born and raised in Western North Carolina. She began playing soccer when she was 3 years old and continued the sport as she later played collegiate soccer for Montreat College near Asheville, NC. Charlye spent nearly 4 years working and volunteering in various group homes for foster children and has over 7 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Charlye decided to move to New Orleans to attend the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling and hopes to one day become a licensed counselor concentrating in trauma therapy. In the meantime, she enjoys exploring New Orleans, bike riding, traveling, and trying new food!
Coach Tyler is from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and has been playing soccer since elementary school. He is currently a senior at Tulane University completing his studies in Business Management. Growing up with a big extended family, Tyler values community and enjoys meeting new people. When he’s not in school or coaching, he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new places. Tyler joined Soccer Shots so he could make a positive impact on the New Orleans community.
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