Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Andrew

Coach Andrew

Coach Andrew is the proud father of two boys, Arthur and Henry, ages 4 and 2 respectively. Coach Andrew has been a life long soccer and sports enthusiast. He began playing soccer at five years old in AYSO and later got involved in both club and school team soccer. As an adult Coach Andrew was a member of former president Bush’s marine security detail and stayed very active in community sports. Coach Andrew really enjoys teaching and engaging children in physical and imaginative play and he is an active volunteer at his children’s preschool. Coach Andrew also teaches kid’s guitar lessons and early childhood music education classes.

Coach Annalise

Coach Annalise

Trainer

Coach Annalise was born and raised in Wooster, Ohio. She has been playing soccer since she was 3 and coaching since she was a freshman in high school. She graduated from Urbana University May 2017 with a degree in Sports Management, playing college soccer all 4 years. Coach Annalise had the opportunity to attend the Women’s World Cup in Canada 2015, which was one of her most memorable experiences. She loves spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, playing soccer, skiing, hiking, and watching the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Coach Caine

Coach Caine

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Coach Caine is our resident musician. He plays multiple instruments – guitar, drums and the trumpet to name a few, and was also a college football kicker. Caine loves taking trips to the mountains, Mexican and Italian food and his dog, Bella. Oh, and he also loves coaching your children!

Coach Chris C.

Coach Chris C.

Executive Director

Coach Chris has been playing soccer almost as long as he’s been walking! He has competed in soccer tournaments all over the world, and has managed to score goals in four different countries. Coach Chris enjoys sharing his passion for soccer with our Soccer Friends. When he’s not teaching, Coach Chris has his nose buried in a calculus book, probably trying to determine the rate of acceleration needed to score a goal from midfield.

Coach Corey

Coach Corey

Coach Corey was born and raised locally in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Although he has played soccer at various levels for most of his life, he enjoys playing many other sports, in particular basketball.  Coach Corey recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in American History.  When not on Soccer Island, he can be found taking trips, playing various sports, or even just listening to music with friends.

Coach Domenic

Coach Domenic

Coach Domenic was raised in Cary, and played soccer for Cardinal Gibbons High School, CASL, and our North Carolina ODP teams.  He graduated from the College of Charleston May 2017 with a degree in Business and a Concentration in Marketing. Coach Domenic studied abroad in Europe and worked with Nottingham Forest Football Club while traveling to many different countries!  In his free time, he loves to watch soccer matches, and Chelsea is his favorite soccer Club!

Coach Erin

Coach Erin

Coach Erin grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. She started playing soccer at age 6 and continued to do so for several years. She recently graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. She found her passion for working with kids while working with Project Mentor at the University. She loves to volunteer at the animal shelter, try new restaurants, and to spend time with family and friends.

Coach James H.

Coach James H.

Administrative Coordinator

James has played soccer all of his life and has never been able to get enough. He has played all kinds of soccer from indoor to beach soccer. James comes from the West Coast and loves the outdoors as well as his new home in North Carolina. When he isn’t in the office he can be found wandering around the state, finding new and exciting things to love about his new home.

Coach Jocelyn

Coach Jocelyn

Coach Jocelyn was born in Charleston, SC where her dad was stationed in the Navy. She moved around a lot with her family through the Navy and soccer was one of the things that helped her adjust to each new location. She was able to experience some English football during her time oversees, playing soccer with the boy’s youth teams. She was a teacher for five years, and coached volleyball, basketball, and softball for 3 of those years. She loves her dog, Copper, and being outside whenever possible

Coach Kyle

Coach Kyle

Coaching Coordinator

Coach Kyle was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina.  He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and never stopped. He attended Panther Creek High School and played soccer in college at the University of Mount Olive. When he’s not involved with soccer Kyle enjoys other sports like hockey, basketball, and football or playing with one of his three dogs.

Coach Matthew

Coach Matthew

Coach Matthew was born and raised in Troutman, NC. He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and played intramural soccer at NCSU. Coach Matthew graduated from NC State (The Best College) with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Coaching Education. In his spare time, he can be found hanging out with friends or spending time outdoors with his dog Johnny Cash. 

Coach Melissa

Coach Melissa

Coach Melissa was raised in Charlotte, NC and grew up playing soccer. She has always loved the sport and played it recreationally through college at UNC Chapel Hill. Coach Melissa lived abroad in Kenya for a couple years and unintentionally discovered her love for coaching soccer there! Coach Melissa is also a personal trainer; and in her free time, she enjoys readingworking out, playing team sports, and going on adventures with friends.

Coach Nick

Coach Nick

Coach Nick is a current student at NC State working on a Sports Management degree! He is from Cary,NC and graduated from Panther Creek HS. Coach Nick played TFC Classic soccer for 8 years while growing up. Coach Nick is a former YMCA counselor of 5 years and is looking forward to continuing his career of coaching kids!

Coach Orlando

Coach Orlando

Director of Coaching

Coach Orlando grew up in Florida. He began playing when he was 12 and has been playing ever since. He began sharing his passion for soccer when he started coaching for the Orlando City youth development program. The reason he is most excited about living in North Carolina is that he will get to learn how to sled! So share any pointers you have with him.

Coach Shanice

Coach Shanice

Coach Shanice was born and raised in a small town in Vermont named Bellows Falls. She has been playing soccer since she was in 3rd grade. Although she has a great passion for soccer, she also loved playing softball throughout high school. Coach Shanice loves cooking, singing, and always putting a smile on everyone’s face. When she is not coaching soccer you can find her at home every Sunday getting ready for the Patriots game.

Coach Storm

Coach Storm

Coach Storm is from Fayetteville, NC. He grew up a military kid so he has traveled a bit and lived in Germany for about 5 years before returning to Fayetteville. He has played soccer the majority of his life whether that be in school, Sunday league, or in the street and parks with friends. Skateboarding and soccer is Coach Storm’s life. He loves being active and outdoors. He loves this sport and the preservation of it through quality coaching is important to him.

Coach Tandrel

Coach Tandrel

Coach Tan was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina.  She started playing soccer at Shepard Middle School, and continued playing at Hillside High School in Durham, NC.  From there, she went to college at UNC Charlotte, with a major in Health Communication.  She then completed a Master’s program at NCCU, studying Nutrition.  April 2018, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Carte who’s a delight to raise.  She really enjoys being around kids, and teaching them how to live healthy, active lives because she feels like she’s leaving a positive impact on their lives that they will remember and cherish forever.

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