Executive Director - Northern Indiana/Fort Wayne
Coach Taylor is a Dayton, Ohio native who has called Indiana home for the last 10 years. After playing soccer from his “mini” days all the way through high school, he went on to play collegiately at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana where he graduated with a degree in Recreation Management. He’s lived in the Northern Indiana area ever since.
Director of Operations - Northern Indiana
Hi, I’m Coach Kyle and I live in South Bend but grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. I love Cleveland sports teams and am most proud of being a Dad. I love coaching children and hearing their laughter, joy and enthusiasm as they learn new soccer skills.
Director of Operations - Fort Wayne
Rachel is originally from Holly, Michigan, but now lives in Fort Wayne. Soccer has always been a part of her life, and the pursuit of playing college soccer is what brought her to Huntington, Indiana. Rachel’s soccer career has given her a passion for teaching and instilling the same passion she has for the game into the next generation of players.
Hi, I’m Coach Mark and I have been with Soccer Shots for close to six years. I live here in Michiana with my wife and two beautiful children. I’m originally from England, and I used to work for the Disney cruise line. I love to work with young children because it allows me to have fun and put a smile on every child that I interact with daily.
My name is Luis! I am a senior at IUSB studying General Studies, and I hope to join the fire academy to become a firefighter eventually. When I’m not working, I like to play video games, spend time with my family, and listen to my fiancé plan for our wedding in June. I love coaching children because my attitude on soccer island has such a significant impact on their whole day. I like being able to cheer up even their bad days!
My name is Brooke and I am studying Biology at Holy Cross College. I am also a part of the Women’s Soccer Team at Holy Cross, but when I am not playing soccer I love to spend time with friends and family! I love working with kids because they always brighten up my day, and I hope that I leave the same impression with them.
My name is Hilary! I am a kindergarten teacher in the PHM school district and a mom to a four-year-old little boy. In my very little free time, you will find me planning for my wedding in June, playing with my kittens, or binge-watching Netflix. I have always wanted to be surrounded by children in my personal and work life because I love being silly, singing, and dancing!
My name is Brigid, but I go by Coach B for the kids! I am a senior at IUSB studying Business! When I’m not studying, I like going on walks with my dog, and finding new places to travel. I love working with kids because they inspire me to be creative, silly, and remind me to have fun.
My name is Coach Kayla. I’m originally from Metro-Detroit. My favorite activities are anything outside including biking, hiking and snowboarding. I enjoy coaching soccer because I love watching kids grow as players and individuals. I am excited to be getting married this spring!
Hi, I’m Coach Lauren and I am a sophomore at Holy Cross College majoring in Elementary Education. I love working with kids because it brings so much positivity into my life while also allowing me to make an impact on others.
Northern Indiana/Fort Wayne
My name is Cassie and I am from Fort Wayne, IN. I am currently studying Speech Language Pathology at Saint Mary’s College. In my free time, I love to knit hats and be around friends and family. I love working with kids because I enjoy watching them grow and learn new skills!
Colin is originally from Plymouth, Indiana, but is currently living in Fort Wayne while attending graduate school at Manchester University. His favorite activities include, swimming, cycling, and weight lifting. He says that the best things about coaching kids are watching them grow and seeing their creativity and optimism.
Coach Dylan has been with Soccer Shots for two years. His favorite sports team is Arsenal. When he isn’t coaching soccer, he likes to watch soccer, football, and basketball.
Coach Sam is originally from Spring Arbor, Michigan, but recently moved to Fort Wayne after living in Florida for the last several years. When she isn’t coaching, she loves playing board games, going on trips, and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite thing about coaching is seeing a player “get it” for the first time.
Coach Alexis is from South Whitley, Indiana. She is a big fan of the US Women’s National Team, and enjoys reading, writing, drawing and painting. For Alexis, the best thing about coaching kids is passing on her love for the game to her players.
Coach Jacob lives in Warsaw, and while he is new to Soccer Shots, he is excited to begin having a positive influence on his players. His favorite sports team is Liverpool, and when he isn’t coaching, he can be found playing guitar, working out, reading or playing video games.
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