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 Ana

Coach Ana

Coach Ana was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and is, of course, a HUGE Spurs fan! She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in kinesiology, double minoring in coaching and Spanish. She has played many sports her entire life, including soccer, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics. Soccer was a huge part of her childhood, where she played for over 12 years. She is excited to coach with Soccer Shots and spread her love for the sport! She believes that coaching a wonderful way of teaching children, as they learn best through play.

Fun Fact: Ana can quote 100% of Disney’s Hercules, Aladdin, and Lion King!

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 Catty

Coach Catty

Coach Catty was born and raised in Austin, TX. She loves the diversity of the city and of course, the live music! She began playing soccer at age 4 and began playing club with the Georgetown Force and Round Rock Dragons as she grew up. She started as a defender and moved to midfielder in high school, falling in love with the position. She nows plays soccer for fun with her friends at her university, UTSA, where she is working towards her degree in Kinesiology. Her favorite part of coaching children is watching them master different skills and seeing their excitement.

Fun Fact: Catty absolutely LOVES dog!

Coach Chris

Coach Chris

Coach Chris was raised in Harlingen and Houston, TX before moving to San Antonio. He has a passion for soccer, playing competitively in high school for 3 years and continues to play recreationally at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also stays active through running and basketball; he is even running a half marathon in the upcoming year! He loves coaching and has coached track for 3 years, helping his athletes to achieve their accomplishments at the state level. His favorite part of coaching is seeing the joy on their faces whenever they accomplish a new skill they have been working on.

Fun Fact: Coach Chris’ always wears 2 mismatched socks!

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 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 James

Coach James

Coach James started playing soccer at the age of 5, playing on various club teams and continued all the way through high school. He now plays regularly with his friends to have fun, as well as basketball! James grew up in Houston, TX then made his way to San Antonio. He says his favorite part about living here is definitely the food. He has lots of experience working with kiddos and is beginning his coaching journey with Soccer Shots. He is so excited to jump all in and share his love of the sport.

Fun Fact: James is a talented singer!

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 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 Kathy

Coach Kathy

Coach Katherine has joined our team with lots of excitement! Kathy recently graduated from the University of Texas with her B.S. in Public Health. While in college, she loved staying active through playing in various intramural sports, such as soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and basketball. She continues to stay active with her friends in her spare time. She has previous experience working with children through being a swim instructor. Her favorite part was seeing how unique each child was and the enthusiasm they brought to every session.

Fun Fact: Coach Kathy loves to go hiking and kayaking!

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 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 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 Ryan

Coach Ryan

Coach V was raised in Port Isabel, TX before moving to San Antonio to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio. He began playing soccer recreationally through an intramural league, where he fell in love with the sport as he played forward! Ryan also enjoys staying active through running and playing basketball. He earned 2 certificates with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and is excited to start his coaching journey with Soccer Shots. He is looking forward to seeing his athletes progress through our program and improve their skills.

Fun Fact: Coach V worked as a performer int he Looney Tunes Shows at Fiesta Texas!

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 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!

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