Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Chad

Coach Chad

Owner/Executive Director

Coach Chad graduated from Klein High School and earned a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Health Administration from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. As team captain his junior and senior year, Chad helped lead the Mustangs to multiple conference championships and a National tournament appearance. Chad then moved to Virginia Beach to play two professional seasons with the Mariners, and then spent the next five seasons with the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer League.

As the owner and executive director of Soccer Shots Woodlands, Chad is passionate about coaching kids of all ages and enjoys the opportunity to serve and give back to the youth of his hometown.

Coach Harley

Coach Harley

Director of Training

Coach Harley is a graduate of Sam Houston University where she majored in kinesiology with a minor in marketing. In Coach Harley’s role as Director of Training, she trains new coaches and ensures accurate curriculum execution.

Harley’s goals are to become a physical education teacher, and she hopes to one day continue her education to become a physical therapist and work with wounded warriors.

Harley has played soccer since she was four years old. She played four years of varsity soccer at Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas were she was first team all-district. Harley was a D1 and Premium defensive player for eight years with the Lions competitive soccer club in Schertz, TX; she also played on a co-ed adult team.

Harley enjoys working with children to help them develop physical literacy and good movement skills as these are important aspects for early childhood development. In addition to this, she wants to help each child to develop in themselves integrity, trust, honesty, courage, self-esteem, as well as cultivate the love to play soccer. In Harley’s free time she enjoys hanging out with family and her five dogs.

Coach Megan

Coach Megan

Director of Coaching

A native Houstonian, Coach Megan grew up in nearby Humble, TX where she played four years of varsity soccer at Humble High School. Megan continued her soccer career at the collegiate level playing for University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management; she also had an opportunity to play one semester at the Division 1 level for Lamar University.
After college, Megan spent eight years as a certified trainer for Chick-fil-A, travelling across the country opening new stores and training new teams. Although she really enjoyed chicken—and even met her husband through Chick-fil-A!—she desired to continue her career in the soccer and coaching industry. After serving as a PE paraprofessional and an assistant coach for the women’s team at Atascocita High School, Megan joined Soccer Shots Woodlands as the Director of Coaching in the summer of 2019.
On working with Soccer Shots, Coach Megan says, “I am so excited to be a part of such a dynamic team, and I can’t wait to meet many of the soccer stars on soccer island!” In her free time, she enjoys throwing the Frisbee with her german shepherd Bear and mountain biking with her husband.​

 

Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan

Director of Partner Services

Coach Ryan comes to us with 15 years of experience working with children.  In addition to leading youth programs at a number of churches across Montgomery County, Ryan has spent the last five years as a manager in the childcare industry.

Ryan graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and holds a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Ryan has a love and great passion for working with children and helping them develop their character and soccer skills.

In his free time, he enjoys two-stepping to Texas country music, fishing, watching the Houston Texans and Rockets, and cheering on the Boston Redsox.

Coach Elissa

Coach Elissa

Head Coach

Coach Elissa grew up in Spring, TX and graduated from Klein Collins High School before earning her bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Management from James Madison University in Virginia. While at JMU, Coach Elissa was rookie of the year, a four-year starter, and helped lead her team to a conference championship and an appearance in the 2015 NCAA tournament.

Coach Elissa is an experienced soccer coach and a former camp counselor for her church, Resurrection Lutheran. On coaching with Soccer Shots, she says, “watching children learn and grow in soccer is so much fun and one of my greatest passions!” Her goal is to continue coaching soccer and become a physical education teacher.

In her free time, Coach Elissa likes to do anything outdoors, especially mountain biking and hiking. She is also a huge animal lover and enjoys spending time with her four dogs.

Coach Ivan

Coach Ivan

Coach

Coach Ivan graduated from Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville, Texas where he played on both the JV and varsity teams. He earned his degree in Health and Human Performance: Exercise Science from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2017.

Coach Ivan has been playing soccer since he was eight years old at parks, schools, and some backyards. He has been part of a few teams throughout his life such as CFL United and RM Castilla to name a few.

“I love soccer. Being able to teach kids through something that I am very passionate about is nothing short than amazing. Seeing kids progress over time due to your coaching is such a great feeling and it lets me know that I’ve done my job as a coach. I thank God for the opportunity to do just that with Soccer Shots.”

Coach Ivan hopes to become a fitness coach for a professional soccer team one day. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, working out, composing music and geeking out over things like Star Wars!

Coach Saul

Coach Saul

Coach

Coach Saul graduated from Caney Creek High School where he played on the JV and varsity soccer teams. Saul is currently studying sports marketing at Lonestar College – Montgomery where he is also playing goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team.

Coach Saul began playing soccer at the age of four, and joined his first school team in junior high. He sent his early years learning to play soccer with a plastic bottle filled with rocks and trash cans!

On coaching for Soccer Shots, Saul says, “It’s amazing seeing what kind of impact Soccer Shots has on the children. It’s great to teach the beautiful game to the next generation and make a difference in their lives.”

In his free time, Coach Saul likes hanging out with friends, playing soccer, running, and going to state parks.

Coach Savannah

Coach Savannah

Coach

Coach Savannah graduated from Cy Creek High School where she played on the girls JV and Varsity teams. Afterwards, she attended Sam Houston State University to pursue a degree in English, playing intramural soccer in her free time.

Coach Savannah has volunteered in the community serving children as the coach for her daughter’s i9 4-5 year old youth soccer league in Klein, Texas, as well as serving as a youth counselor for vacation bible school.

On Soccer Shots, Coach Savannah says, The thing I love most about working with Soccer Shots is getting to see the impact we make on each child’s life; seeing children’s smiling faces after they score a goal or master a skill fills my heart with joy.

In her free time, Coach Savannah likes to spend time with her two daughters, Alexis and Ryleigh, and drinks coffee on a regular basis.

Coach Berlin

Coach Berlin

Coach

Coach Berlin grew up in Celina, TX where she played goalie for the varsity Celina Bobcats soccer team. Being raised in a sports-loving family, Berlin has also participated in swimming and hockey, in addition to soccer; no matter the sport, she loves competing and being surrounded by a team.

Berlin has a passion for keeping kids moving and healthy—and wants them to love being active just as much as she does. Soccer Shots has enabled her to share her passion while positively influencing the lives of the children she coaches.

Currently attending Sam Houston State University, Coach Berlin is pursuing a degree in Family Consumer Science Education and Fashion merchandising. In her free time, you can find her with friends, cheering on the Dallas Stars and Cowboys or watching any marvel movie.

Coach Stephanie

Coach Stephanie

Coach

Coach Stephanie first started playing soccer in the second grade. Stephanie graduated from Waller High School where she played on the girls Varsity team for 4 years.

Coach Stephanie is currently studying Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State, where she also plays intramural soccer.

On coaching with Soccer Shots, Coach Stephanie says, “Coaching has definitely taught me how to take each player where they can’t take themselves, and to teach them teamwork, is always a great thing. The most of all learn; is to enjoy the game. It is amazing to see a sport like soccer impact so many great kids. I’ve always seen myself being a coach and thoroughly enjoy teaching soccer.”

When Stephanie isn’t coaching or attending classes, she enjoys watching the Houston Astros & Rayados Monterrey Soccer team, dancing, and enjoying time with family.

Coach Meaghan

Coach Meaghan

Coach

Coach Meaghan is a senior student at Sam Houston State University where she is studying English literature and health science as an undergrad.

Meaghan’s goals are to become an English professor at a university after obtaining her masters degree, and she hopes to one day coach soccer on a collegiate level as well.

Meaghan has played soccer since the age of five. She played four years of varsity soccer at Crandall High School in Crandall, Texas were she earned various prestigious awards including being selected to play in the Texas All-Star game in 2015. Meaghan played for the North Texas Strikers, FC Dallas, and Dallas Texans soccer clubs for seven years.

Meaghan enjoys working with children to help them develop a love for soccer while improving their skills and self esteem. In addition, she aims to help each child to develop a sense of trust, honesty, confidence, and respect. In Meaghan’s free time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, writing, and playing sports.

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah

Coach

Coach Sarah is currently a senior at University of Houston where she is majoring in Human Nutrition and Dietetics; at UH, Sarah is a member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc, an organization that embodies women empowerment, and plans to pursue a career as registered dietitian upon graduation.

Sarah has been playing soccer since she was six years old, including four years at Oak Ridge High School and one year with the Texas Rage. Coach Sarah also played at the college level on the women’s club teams at Lone Star Montgomery and University of Houston.

Coach Sarah has experience coaching children ages 2-12 from fundamental level to competitive soccer programs; she enjoys coaching because it gives her the opportunity to build confidence in children and develop a love for the game of soccer.

When Sarah is not coaching, she enjoys watching movies, dancing, exploring Houston, and working out.

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