Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Zach

Coach Zach

Hi! My name is Zach and I am Soccer Shots Southern Tier and Northeast PA Director of Coaching. I’m originally from Homer, NY, and have always loved the sport of soccer and have been involved in it since high school. I have recently graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Sport Management and now am excited to be a part of leading and training the Soccer Shots coaching team!

 

Coach Christian P.

Coach Christian P.

My name is Christian Pacode. I’m from the Ivory Coach and you might tell from my accent, French is our first language. Soccer is my passion and my favorite player is Ronaldhino. I’ve just finished my degree in accounting at Binghamton University.  I’m honored to work with Soccer shots and am excited to have fun and help my future students to grow while enjoying the beautiful game of soccer! 

Coach Brittney

Coach Brittney

Hey Everybody, I’m Brittney. I grew up in the area and love soccer. I’ve played since I was 4 and all the way up through college soccer at Broome! At Broome, I’m studying Business and interested to see where that goes. I love the outdoors, people and obviously soccer! I’m looking forward to getting out on the field with my Soccer Shots Friends!

Coach Tessa

Coach Tessa

My name is Coach Tessa, and I have been playing soccer since I was 5! I played in high school and college. For me, soccer has taught me to be a team player and helped me to stay active. I am a teacher who loves sports, reading and enjoying the great outdoors.

Coach Kaelin

Coach Kaelin

Hi, I’m Kaelin, but you can call me Coach Kae! I am originally from Michigan and started playing soccer when I was 3 years old. I fell in love with the game and continued playing through college at the University of Southern Indiana. I love reading, hiking, and being outdoors whenever possible. My goal while coaching is to ensure the kids have fun while helping them grow both on and off the field.

 

Coach Josh

Coach Josh

Hey everyone! My name is Josh and I’m from Barrington, NJ. I currently am taking graduate courses at Ithaca College to get my master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Sport Psychology. I’ve been playing soccer as long as I can remember, and am glad to be a part of your child’s soccer career in hopes I can get them as excited about the game as I am!

Coach Ian

Coach Ian

Hello! My name is Ian and I am originally from Williamsburg, VA. I fell in love with soccer from a young age and I finished my playing career as a defender at Wesley College. Recently, I returned to school at SUNY-Cortland to pursue a degree in Sports Management. My goal is to create a positive soccer experience in a warm, welcoming environment so that children will be eager to continue their development as soccer players. I’m excited for the opportunity to coach with Soccer Shots and get the ball rolling!

Coach Becca

Coach Becca

My name is Rebecca Straka. I just finished my degree from Penn State but I have been involved in the world of soccer since I was 5 years old. As I got older I not only played but watch soccer religiously. I now coach a U12 team and am excited for the amazing opportunity to teach and coach with Soccer Shots. I love being able to watch the excitement on the kid’s faces when they accomplish something for the first time. See you on the field!

Coach Jacob

Coach Jacob

Hi, my name is Jacob Rogovin. I grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey, and started playing soccer when I was 4 years old. I played baseball and basketball as well. I studied Sport Management at Syracuse University, where I realized my passion for youth sports. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, hiking and watching movies.

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