Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Alexus

Coach Alexus

Coach Alexus has played soccer for over 15 years on club teams, in high school, as well as college! Not only does she stay active to this day through soccer, but also enjoys crossfit. Her favorite part of coaching is having a blast with the kiddos and being silly while learning soccer skills. She grew up in Austin, where her favorite part was going to the Congress Bridge to see the bats.

Fun Fact: Alexus loves spicy food and dachshunds!

Coach Alexis

Coach Alexis

Coach Alexis has been playing soccer for over 20 years! She has played competitively for 9 years through club, high school and college. Her favorite position is sweeper! She still plays soccer recreationally, and also enjoys playing basketball as well. Coach Alexis has several years experience coaching small children, including raising two of her own! She loves seeing how children develop and grow!

Fun Fact: Coach Alexis loves to sing!

Coach Alyssa

Coach Alyssa

Coach Alyssa started playing soccer when she was 4 years old in Forney, Texas. She played recreationally as a child all the way to being the starting goalie for St. Mary’s all 4 years of college. When not playing soccer, she enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. Coach Alyssa has several years experience coaching youth soccer and also volunteering with the children’s groups at her church. She loves to watch how children build relationships through sports.

Fun Fact: Coach Alyssa played soccer in England and Scotland when she was in the 7th grade!

Coach Arleen

Coach Arleen

Coach Arleen has plenty of experience working with kiddos. During her after school care experience, she loves to host group sport activities, especially soccer. Her favorite part about working with children in sports is no matter how competitive they get, they always cheer each other on and push each other to try their best. In Arleen’s free time, she enjoys practicing yoga at home and doing arts and crafts with her own little one; the more mess, the more fun!

Fun Fact: Arleen loves to garden and grows her own vegetables!

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Program Specialist

Coach Ashley started playing soccer at the age of four year’s old and has loved it ever since! She played for an independent club team where she won the Texas state tournament two years in a row. She started playing with the Classics Elite Soccer Academy until she was 18, along with Varsity Soccer at Churchhill High School where she also made state playoffs! Coach Ashley still plays pick up games and goes to the gym at least 6 times a week! Coach Ashley has tons of experience with kids. She has worked at kids R Kids Learning Academy for the past 3 years. Her favorite part about coaching little kids is to see the progress they make and the smiles on their faces when they achieve their goals!

Fun Fact: Coach Ashley always does a dance whenever she’s excited about anything!

Coach Cara

Coach Cara

Director of Coaching

Coach Cara’s love for children brought her into the Soccer Shots team. She brings so much confidence and originality to her sessions. Coach Cara started playing soccer when she was 5 years old and continued until college where she played on numerous Club teams. Her favorite positions are sweeper and mid field. She currently stays active by participating in obstacle runs. She not only coaches with Soccer Shots, but also other organizations around the San Antonio area. Her favorite part of coaching children is watching them master new skills every week.

Fun Fact: She loves trying new food and is the first woman in her family to graduate from college!

Coach David H.

Coach David H.

Coach David fell in love with soccer when he started playing in high school. His love for the game turned into a love for coaching. He has now been a soccer coach for 24 years, for teams such as CYO, YMCA, Dragons Soccer Club, ACYSO and Alamo Soccer club. Coach David is one of Soccer Shots’ veteran coaches and is a member of NSCAA.

Fun Fact: Coach David holds a USSF E Certificate, and a Goal Keeper level 1 and level 2 certificate from STYSA.

Coach Devi

Coach Devi

Coach Devi has been playing soccer since the age of 6! She is currently in nursing school at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, where she enjoys playing intramural soccer with her colleagues. She previously coached for Soccer Shots in Austin and is excited to join the San Antonio team! Her favorite part of coaching is the children’s contagious energy level and infectious joy for life. She loves seeing them fall in love with a sport that has been so integral in her life. She grew up in Austin, but enjoys San Antonio since she is plenty close to visit!

Fun Fact: She is a huge San Francisco 49ers fan!

Coach Dylan

Coach Dylan

Coach Dylan comes from a long line of soccer players- he was practically born kicking a soccer ball! Even sitting on the sidelines as a child, he knew that he wanted to become a part of the world’s most-loved sport. He lead his hometown soccer team to victory and became a leader to his peers. He embodies a true Soccer Shots coach with his dedication to excellence and perseverance to not only achieve his goals, but to help others achieve theirs. He loves the sense of fulfillment that he gets when he sees children overcome their fears and become a part of a team.

Fun Fact: Coach Dylan leads a weekend soccer program for children in his neighborhood.

Coach Emily

Coach Emily

As a long-time Soccer Shots coach, Coach Emily comes to us with over 11 years of soccer playing experience! She grew up playing club soccer on various teams in Kansas, Virginia and Germany! She played all four years of high school starting on varsity, and played one year of college as a starter as well. Coach Emily loves being around kids, and loves seeing how excited they are to learn new things!

Fun Fact: Coach Emily comes from a military family, and lived in Germany most of her life!

Coach Jaz

Coach Jaz

Coach “Jaz” Jasmine started playing soccer at an early age and decided to join her high school team when she entered her junior year. She enjoyed playing defense, especially sweeper and right defender. Jasmine loves to work with kiddos and incorporate team building with sports. Her favorite part is seeing them laugh and have fun. Today she enjoys playing at her home for fun, as well as practicing yoga and pilates! She loves living in San Antonio, being a part of the vibrant culture.

Fun Fact: Coach Jaz performed and competed in mariachi!

Coach Jennifer

Coach Jennifer

Coach Jennifer is born and raised in San Antonio. She is a mom to 2 beautiful children and in their spare time, they love to explore the city. She has multiple years of experience leading and teaching young children. Her favorite part about working with kiddos is seeing them engaged in an activity and developing a sense of pride in learning something new!

Fun Fact: She loves music and to sing!

Coach Jessi

Coach Jessi

Coach Jessi has played soccer since she can remember! She began playing with club teams at age 8 and continued her journey making the varsity team for her high school. She now plays co-ed soccer with her intramural team at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her favorite part of coaching is begin the children have fun, smile and progress!

​Fun Fact: She loves extreme sports, especially cliff diving!

Coach Jorge

Coach Jorge

Partner Services Coordinator

Coach Jorge has been playing all over the world since he was 9 years old! Growing up in Montigo, Panama, he has traveled the world playing in international soccer clubs and even played professional soccer for 3 years! He still plays soccer recreationally every Sunday and plans to continue being a soccer rock-star for the rest of his life! Coach Jorge has extensive childcare experience; he has worked at various kids soccer programs and soccer camps. He’s also provided soccer clinics at multiple academies in Panama. Coach Jorge’s favorite part about coaching soccer?

“Some kids dream about becoming a soccer player, and I can help them reach their goal,” he says.

Fun Fact: Coach Jorge was cut from The Panamanian National Team just days before the international Concacaf tournament. Although he thought about quitting soccer entirely, Coach Jorge kept playing soccer despite his disappointment. He’s a fantastic example of playing for the love of the game despite downfalls!

Coach Josh

Coach Josh

Coach Josh grew up in El Paso, TX where he started playing soccer at the age of 5. His varsity team in high school made the playoffs every year! Unfortunately due to an injury, Josh did not play for his university but that did not stop his passion for the sport. He now enjoys playing on the weekends for fun, and has even taken up basketball and volleyball. He previously coached as a volunteer for an elementary school as well as a club team in El Paso for 2 years. Josh is also fluent in Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and being in nature, going on hikes and being by the lake.

Fun Fact: Josh has studied Portuguese!

Coach Justin

Coach Justin

With kids of his own, Coach Justin understands the benefits of youth sports. Currently finding fitness through Camp Gladiator and basketball, he can’t wait to coach with the Soccer Shots. His joy in coaching comes from teaching the children something new and making a positive impact in kids’ lives.

Fun Fact: Coach Justin has been privileged to live by both the mountains and the beach, but definitely likes the beach more!

Coach Katy P.

Coach Katy P.

Coach Katy has been playing soccer for over 17 years! She started playing recreationally whens she was just 4 years old, then continued on to play club soccer through high school. During high school she was recruited by St. Mary’s University, where she now plays as a junior in college. Coach Katy has several years of soccer refereeing experience at a youth level, and even ran soccer camps through St. Mary’s last summer. Although she is a Texas native, she is glad to be in San Antonio for the many fun things to do and great food!

Fun Fact: Coach Katy went to Wrigley Field last summer to watch the Cubs play before they won the world series!

Coach Karina

Coach Karina

Coach Karina has played soccer recreationally her entire life! She also enjoys staying active through a variety of sports, where she was a part of club teams. She has coached children in volleyball and enjoyed watching children enjoy playing a sport they love, while at the same time they are learning and growing as individuals. She grew up in the Rio Grande Valley before moving to San Antonio! In her spare time, she loves finding new places to go hiking.

Fun Fact: Her favorite thing to do in the whole world is spend time with her sisters!

Coach Kimberly

Coach Kimberly

Originally from San Antonio, Coach Kimberly, aka Coach Kimmie, played little league soccer for 3 years when she decided to take a break and focus on dancing! She has been taking ballet lessons ever sense, including competitive dance competitions at both a local and national level. Coach Kimmie also has almost 4 years of experience working with children, and her favorite part is their energy and being able to positive impact their lives!

Fun Fact: Coach Kimmie is one of 11 children!

Coach Kyle

Coach Kyle

Kyle played soccer competitively for almost 10 years on a club team, where he developed a love for the sport. He now coaches and trains kiddos and has been for 5 years! His favorite part is having fun with them and creating an enjoyable atmosphere. He comes from a military family and loves living here in San Antonio.

Fun Fact: Kyle was born and raised in an Army family!

Coach Daniel

Coach Daniel "Matt"

Coach Daniel, aka Coach Matt, started playing soccer at age 8 and has been playing ever since. He started out playing recreational then moved on to play club soccer at the age of 12. In high school, he was named 1st team all-district and continued on to play 4 years for the Austin Aztec’s! Coach Matt still enjoys playing recreational soccer and can often be found riding bike trails for fun. His favorite part about working with children is how much energy they can bring to any activity!

Fun Fact: Coach Matt LOVES to be silly!

Coach Nan

Coach Nan

Coach Nan played soccer for 6 years growing up! To stay fit, she loves to lift weights and swim in her spare time. She has also been a swim instructor for 3 years and is excited to start coaching with Soccer Shots. Nan grew up in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Texas. She loves the diversity in Austin and meeting new people!

Fun Fact: Coach Nan loves to ride horses and go on adventures!

Coach Omar

Coach Omar

Originally from Pharr, TX, Coach Omar has been playing soccer for over 17 years! In middle school he enjoyed playing defender, and continued on to play both defense and right forward through high school. Now he enjoys playing recreational soccer with friends and plays tennis 3-4 times a week! Coach Omar comes to Soccer Shots with over 6 years of coaching experience for both soccer and tennis. His favorite part of working with children is seeing them have fun as they learn new skills!

Fun Fact: Coach Omar has taken many of his students to competitive tennis tournament across Texas and has qualified several of them to the national level!

Coach Richard

Coach Richard

From San Antonio, Coach Richard has been playing and loving soccer since he was 4 years old! It’s safe to say that he has a ton of soccer experience under his belt! Until high school, he played club soccer, then All State at San Antonio Christian High School. He currently plays for the UTSA club team and is currently the San Antonio Christian High School Men’s Head Coach! He has coached both track and soccer and many elementary aged children in soccer camps. He brings so much high-energy to his sessions and never slows down (he runs cross country!).

Fun Fact: He runs Half Marathons and loves the color blue!

Coach Roberto

Coach Roberto

Coach Roberto grew up in Brownsville and played soccer for several years in high school. While in college he also played on a intramural team. Coach Roberto graduated from Texas State as a degree in kinesiology   Currently, coach Roberto plays for the San Antonio social league. He enjoys living in San Antonio because of the diversity of cultures. His goal as a coach is connect with children in order to make a positive impact.

Fun Fact: Coach Roberto is a comedian

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah

Program Coordinator

Coach Sarah started playing soccer at the age of 5. She enjoyed playing both indoor and outdoor, recreationally and competitively, until college. She continued to play with her sorority intramural team while achieving her B.S. of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her favorite part about working at Soccer Shots is communicating with parents about the awesome accomplishments that their kiddo has done in our program. She loves seeing firsthand the impact we are making for the children of San Antonio!

Fun Fact: Coach Sarah’s favorite animal is a sloth; she got to meet and hold one for her 23rd birthday!

Coach Terrance

Coach Terrance

Coach Terrance has played Soccer for 30 years. He started playing when he was  5 years old in North East Pennsylvania. He played soccer  during High School, College, and for the North Texas Premier Soccer Association.  Coach T’s  passion for Soccer brought him to become a coach with Soccer Shots. His goal to instill his love of soccer to each child he coaches.

Fun fact: Coach T use to live in England!

Coach Tony

Coach Tony

A San Antonio native, Coach Tony has been coaching soccer for over 7 years. He has not only coached soccer, but also basketball, golf and flag football. In his spare time, he enjoys playing recreational soccer, basketball, or playing a round of golf. His favorite part about coaching children is helping them become better people through sports!

Fun Fact: Coach Tony is a HUGE Spurs fan!

Coach Vincent

Coach Vincent

Coach Vincent has over 17 years of experience playing soccer. His favorite position to play is left forward. In his free time, Coach Vincent plays in recreational soccer leagues and also enjoys playing basketball. Coach Vincent has been coaching soccer and basketball for a montessori school for several years. He loves coaching little kids because they remind him of his four year old daughter.

Fun Fact: Coach Vincent always has the biggest smile on his face and loves to be goofy!

Employment Opportunities

If you have a passion for positively impacting children through youth sports, we’d love to talk to you.

Career Opportunities