Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Julio

Coach Julio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Jocelyn

Coach Jocelyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Diana

Coach Diana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Derek

Coach Derek

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Griff

Coach Griff

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Tina

Coach Tina

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Thomas

Coach Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Hans

Coach Hans

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Katie

Coach Katie

 

 

 

 

 

Gabe Swilling

Gabe Swilling

Director of Programming

Hello,

My name is Coach Gabe!

I live in Simpsonville SC, I have been married to my amazing wife Sara since 2014 and we have two sons named Oliver and Finley.

What is your favorite thing about being a soccer shots coach?- Seeing the kid’s faces when they make a goal is absolutely priceless!

What is your favorite food?- I love to cook so I love all kinds of different foods but I think pizza is my favorite.

What is your favorite soccer shots game?- Definitely what time is it Mr. Fox.

What are your hobbies?- I collect superhero action figures.

What is a fun fact about yourself?- I used to be the lead guitarist for a country band.

Angela Lorraine

Angela Lorraine

Director of Coaching

Hello,

My name is Coach Angela Lorraine. I am a mother of three teenage boys.  I have been working with children in some capacity almost my entire life including church activities, coaching Rec Soccer, and assistant teaching in a public school.

  1. What made you want to be a Soccer Shots coach?- I played intramural soccer at college and fell in love with the game.  I coached Rec soccer when my children were younger, and when we moved to VA I found out I could do what I love and earn a paycheck at the same time.  Soccer Shots is an amazing program with an outstanding curriculum and I’m so grateful to be a part of this program.
  2. What do you love most about being a coach?- I love when children learn a new skill or score a goal and their faces light up with joy and accomplishment; especially if it’s something they thought they couldn’t do.
  3. What is your favorite food?- Against the Grain Pizza and COFFEE.
  4. What is your favorite Soccer Shots game?- The Bees and the Bear and Escape From Soccer Island.
  5. Fun facts about yourself- I’m a musician, ultramarathon runner, and an avid reader.

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