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.
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.
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.
Director of Coaching
Coach Remy is a University of Houston graduate (Go Coogs!), where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Remy’s role as a Full Time Coach at Soccer Shots is to make positive changes in the lives of as many children as possible, while teaching them fundamentals of soccer in a non-competitive format.
Remy grew up playing soccer here in The Woodlands area. He played most of his soccer recreationally, which he continues doing today. He also plays and coaches softball competitively.
With a 2-year-old daughter of his own, Remy experiences first hand the early stages of childhood development. He loves helping children grow and makes having fun a priority during his soccer sessions. Family is everything to Remy, as he devotes his free time to his wife and daughter. His daughter, Aubrey, is an active Soccer Shots participant. Our curriculum has helped her not only in soccer, but in other stages of her life as well.
As a former restaurant manager, and more recently a Children’s Museum manager, Remy has always found himself in a leadership role. Remy loves to coach and prides himself on his patience and outgoing personality. He hopes to encourage children to believe in themselves, and further develop their physical performance through a game he loves dearly.
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 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 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.
Coach Olivia is currently majoring in education at Sam Houston State University where she hopes to become a middle school English teacher before working towards a principal position.
A graduate of Klein High School, Olivia participated in two years of elective classes that allowed her to work with preschool aged children and shadow-teach in a middle school classroom. She was also involved with athletics—playing soccer for ten years where her favorite position was goalkeeper. During the summers when she was not playing soccer, Olivia worked as a nanny for children ranging from elementary school all the way to high school.
Olivia loves working with children and enjoys teaching them new skills. Her favorite part of working with children is hearing all the funny, honest thoughts they share!
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