Director of Operations
Blake first began playing soccer at the age of seven in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She continued playing competitive soccer on the defensive line for 10 years. After graduating high school she went on to study psychology at Oakland Community College and Oklahoma State – OKC. She has many years of experience working in youth programs and has a passion for investing in her community. Her favorite part of working for Soccer Shots is getting to see the positive impact the coaches and the curriculum have on children and their families.
Coach Mak & Cheese
Coach / Admin Assistant
Mak first began soccer at 4 years old in Oklahoma City. She continued to play through middle and high school – beginning with recreational and progressed into a competitive level. She was captain for both her club and high school teams and loves being a team leader. After graduating from highschool, she moved to the big city of Philadelphia to attend Temple University to study Sociology, General Business and Spanish. While there she played on the Temple Club Soccer team and was a coach for the Philadelphia Soccer Shots location. She has decided to move back to her home of Oklahoma City for her last year in her undergraduate program to be a part of the Soccer Shots OKC team! Her favorite part about being a Soccer Shots coach is getting to explore the creative minds of the kids and use their fun ideas to expand the possibilities of fun on the field!
Coach Emily grew up in Edmond, OK, and began playing soccer at the age of three. She continued until she was in high school. Her favorite position was right forward, but she also liked to play a bit of defense. Emily is currently attending the University of Central Oklahoma and is majoring in Early Childhood Education. While going to school, Emily also enjoys volunteering. Her favorite hobbies include drinking coffee, reading, and relaxing.
Coach Ty is from Bartlesville, OK where he was a captain for the High School Varsity Squad. While in High School, he coached a U-4 coed team, a U-8 girls team, and ran various private trainings and camps. Additionally, he played club soccer for Northeast Oklahoma FC and even won a 3v3 National Championship with some of his teammates. Ty now studies Architectural Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, where he played on the Men’s Club Soccer Team. During his time at OU, he has given back to the local community by raising awareness and funds for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation and Royal Family Kid’s Camp!
Coach Kilie is from Piedmont, OK and has played soccer for 12 years. Her hobbies are crafting and spending time with friends. She attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Coach Kilie loves being a Soccer Shots coach because each day she gets to be around so many amazing kids who put a smile on her face. She hopes to bring joy to each child she coaches.
Coach Shyann is from Midwest City, Oklahoma. Soccer has always been one of her passions in life. She played soccer for 15 years as a midfielder throughout her competitive years and high school years. Her favorite position, which was also her main position, was center mid. Shyann’s hobbies include painting and spending time with family. She became a Soccer Shots coach because she loves children and loves that Soccer Shots incorporates character building as well as the essential skills every soccer player needs. Her favorite part of being a Soccer Shots coach is seeing the positive impact the curriculum makes on the children every day. “I am so excited to teach young children how to play soccer!”
Coach Anthony was born and raised right here in Oklahoma City. He began playing soccer at age eleven, spending most of his time on the pitch at right wing. After graduating from high school, Anthony attended Oklahoma Community College, graduating from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. His hobbies are going to the gym, drinking coffee and reading, and taking his dogs for a walk. His enjoyment of playing soccer and working with young children brought him to Soccer Shots. Anthony’s favorite part about Soccer Shots is teaching positive character traits that not only make each child a good “soccer friend,” but also a good teammate! We welcome Coach Anthony and love to see how much the children enjoy his energetic coaching style.
Coach Prince was born in Tiko South West Region of Cameroon and grew up in a community where soccer is like a hobby for all teenagers. He began his soccer career in secondary school with Little Foot of Tiko, a soccer development center for children. He continued playing as a goal keeper in the second division league in Mount Cameroon Academy and Olympic of Muyuka FC. In 2004, Prince traveled to South Africa to play with Queens Park in the LFA League and with Black Pool FC in Salt River Cape Town, South Africa. His passion for soccer and the soccer industry led him to completing Soccer Management and Scouting courses at Sports Management Worldwide in Oregon, USA. He was certified in 2019. Prince’s love for the sport and his desire to help youth blossom into soccer players led him to Soccer Shots. His enthusiasm to teach youth the game in a fun and non-competitive approach makes Prince an excellent fit for Soccer Shots.
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