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 Sarah

Coach Sarah

Director of Partner Services

Sarah Black comes to us all the way from Hershey, Pennsylvania! She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Kutztown University, where she also played 4 years of collegiate soccer.
She has worked for Soccer Shots for the past 3 years in various positions across the country. Her energetic personality is infectious and she is extremely passionate about impacting the lives of children through a game she has played her entire life.
Currently, she has made the decision to go back to school to finish her degree in elementary education, with hopes of teaching 3rd or 4th grade! We are so excited to have Coach Sarah as part of our team, so if you see her on Soccer Island, be sure to give her a big high-five!

 

Coach Remy

Coach Remy

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

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 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 Olivia

Coach Olivia

Coach

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!

Coach Derek

Coach Derek

Coach

Coach Derek graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land. He is currently a senior at Sam Houston State University with a major in Marketing.

Coach Derek started playing soccer at the age of 6 and played throughout his youth as a Goalie. Coach Derek also played other sports, such as basketball and tennis. He loves the outdoors and being active.

Coach Derek’s favorite part about being a Soccer Shots Coach is seeing the kids every week and seeing their huge smiles when he picks them up for soccer!
In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with dogs, playing sports, and listening to music.

Coach Kristin

Coach Kristin

Coach

Coach Kristin graduated from Klein High School in 2017 and has played soccer since she was nine years old. In addition to her role as a Soccer Shots coach, Kristin is also a certified EMT and has aspirations to become a paramedic. So, your little is in good hands!

Coach Kristin loves teaching children new things and has plenty of experience with THREE younger brothers. Her favorite part of coaching is becoming “best buds” with her kiddos.

In her free time, Kristin enjoys adventures and playing with her Great Dane doggo.

Coach Max

Coach Max

Coach

Coach Max grew up in Spring, TX and graduated from Klein Oak High School. Max recently earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. While in Corpus, Max also studied secondary education, which gave him the opportunity to work with children of all ages. 
 
Growing up, Coach Max was a multi sport athlete and greatly appreciates the opportunitiy to incorporate his sports background into his career as a Soccer Shots coach.
 
In his free time, Max enjoys cooking, playing with his two dogs, Duke and Simba, and spending time with friends and family

 

 

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