Connor grew up in central Kentucky and has played soccer for most of his life. His love for the game started at a young age playing in recreational leagues and continued to grow through years of playing and coaching at many levels. Connor and his wife Linsey moved to Knoxville with their daughter in the Spring of 2021. He believes that the right coach can make an impact that changes a generation. He is excited to bring his passion and experience along with the excellence of Soccer Shots, to the children of Knoxville. Birthplace: Lexington, KY Favorite Food: Pineapple Favorite Ice-cream: Vanilla Passions: Sports, Hiking, Family & Friends
Coach Stephanie moved to Tennessee at a young age and has grown to love it! She started playing soccer at the age of 5 and has been committed to it ever since, playing on various travel, club, and varsity teams. Once her playing career came to an end Stephanie took up coaching in 2020, and now coaches 2 other teams along with Soccer Shots! Stephanie is excited to impact the next generation of soccer players! Her favorite thing is to hear all the kids say, “I can do it!” Birthplace: Pompton Plains, New Jersey; Favorite Foods: Mashed Potatoes; Favorite Icecream: Cake Batter; Passions: Soccer, God, and spending time with friends and family!
Coach Audrey grew up right down the road in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has always been an avid sports fan and participant throughout her life. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2018 with a degree in sports management, but she found her passion in teaching preschool age children. Audrey worked for Soccer Shots from 2019-2020, and she made her way back to this incredible program in May 2022! She has over 10 years of experience working with kids of all ages, and she is excited to use her knowledge and skills to teach the next generation of Soccer Shot elites! Birthplace: Marietta, GA Favorite food: Chips Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Passions: Tennessee Vols, Friends & Family, & her Animals
Coach Jeffrey grew up in Kingsport TN. He played many youth sports growing up including soccer, baseball and basketball. Upon graduation he moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. Jeffrey graduated from UT in December 2020, with his bachelor in sports management. During his time in college Jeffrey worked with different youth camps throughout the summers and did an internship with the Lady Vols Basketball Team. In Jeffrey’s free time he enjoys working out, spending time with his friends, and watching/playing sports. Jeffrey is so excited to teach children the fundamentals of soccer while also teaching them life lessons that help them grow! Birthplace: Kingsport, TN, Favorite food: Pizza Favorite Ice-Cream: Superman Passions: Sports, Exercise, Friends and Family.
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