Originally from Baytown, Texas, Coach Mckhenzie grew her love for the game with the Challenge Soccer Club before taking her skills and studies to the University of Houston. While there, she fostered her love for soccer, both as a midfielder for the UH Women’s Soccer team, and as a volunteer coach for local youth clubs. Shortly after college, Coach Mckhenzie joined Soccer Shots Houston as a coach and Program Director, combining her passion for working with children and her love of the game. Coach Mckhenzie has recently relocated to the DFW area, and is excited to continue to bring the same culture and passion to the All-Stars in Dallas and surrounding areas! In her spare time, Coach Mckhenzie enjoys spending time with her husband, Zachary, discovering the city’s best cheeseburgers, and finding new fishing spots!
All the way from Long Beach, California, Coach Daria is a relatively recent transplant to the DFW area and is excited about helping impact the All-Stars in the area! Her personal soccer career started at the age of seven and her dedication and hard work eventually earned her a spot on the San Jose State women’s soccer team. She later transferred to the University of North Texas and earned her B.S. in Kinesiology! She plans to eventually pursue a career in pediatric physical therapy, but in the meantime she can be found baking, trying new restaurants around DFW, or cheering on the Lakers!
Coach Johanna, originally from Houston, brings a wealth of coaching experience to the families of Soccer Shots DFW! She kicked off her soccer career at a young age, playing with local youth clubs in the Houston area. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, Coach Johanna found herself in Dallas and began her coaching career with clubs including Texas Rush, Dallas Rush, Texas United FC and Dfeeters to name a few! Johanna loves having the opportunity to positively impact children through soccer, but when she’s off the field, you can find her exercising or listening to soccer podcasts!
Coach Aron grew up in Laredo, TX, with his three siblings and their pup, Harley! His love for soccer started early on in his life, and his 18+ year career eventually landed him a spot on the semi-professional team, The Laredo Heat! Coach Aron attended University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology Exercise Science, and is passionate about providing both soccer and strength and conditioning instruction to the youth in the community. Coach Aron is a fluent Spanish speaker, and can be usually be found fishing, playing soccer or eating at his favorite restaurant, Texas de Brazil!
A Dallas native, Coach Janie is passionate about providing a beloved growth experience for every child through soccer! She graduated from Midway High School and helped lead the team to State Playoffs in both 2011 and 2012. After her high school career, Coach Janie graduated from Lamar University where she participated on the club soccer team, and is now pursuing her Texas teaching certification! In her spare time, Coach Janie enjoys spending time with her friends and family or eating at Chuys!
Coach Sydney grew up just outside of Dallas in Richardson, TX, and began her soccer career at the age of four! Her love for the game took her all the way through her high school days at J. J. Pearce High School, where she realized her passion for working with children and made a plan to pursue a degree in early childhood education. Coach Sydney also has past coaching experience teaching volleyball, and can be found exercising at local parks or trails with her pup!
Coach Makayla joins Soccer Shots DFW from nearby Bedford, TX where she kicked off her soccer career in Kindergarten! She grew up playing with a younger brother and their two dogs, and has always been pulled towards working with children of all ages. Coach Makayla is currently working towards her nursing degree and aspires to be a traveling nurse one day! When she’s not playing soccer or studying, Coach Makayla is probably working out, painting, or watching the latest movies!
Born in Brownsville, TX, Coach Angel and his family made their way up north at an early age to the Dallas area where he eventually graduated from Lewisville High School. While growing up he played for multiple clubs through the area, including the Dallas Texans Academy. After graduating high school, Coach Angel began pursuing his dream of coaching soccer through various clubs and indoor facilities and eventually joined Soccer Shots DFW! He is passionate about the dream of positively impacting kiddos through the game of soccer, and intends on furthering his coaching career by getting his UEFA A coaching license. Coach Angel hopes to one day go skydiving, and in his spare time plays three different instruments!
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