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Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Aaron and Coach Sarah

Coach Aaron and Coach Sarah

Co-Owner/ Director

Aaron is originally from Dublin, Ireland and came to the United States when he was 15 in 2009 to attend high school at Ridgecroft School. From there he went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Science from Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee. While at TWU he helped the Bulldogs win a Regular Season Championship, a Conference Tournament Championship, and also helped TWU reach the National Tournament for only the 2nd time in the school’s history. After his time at TWU, Aaron always felt like Tennessee was ‘HOME’ and is excited to bring his passion for children and soccer back to Tennessee and make an impact serving the community

Sarah is originally from Merry Hill, North Carolina where she attended Lawrence Academy. After graduating from Lawrence she attended Wake Tech Community College and Majored in Cosmetology and General Education. While in college Sarah spent a great deal of time visiting Tennessee and fell in love with the scenic views and culture. After College Sarah worked as a Stylist and Assistant Manager at E.A Wells Hair Design in Raleigh, NC. In May 2017 Sarah and her husband Aaron decided to buy a Soccer Shots and move back to the Volunteer State to serve the community She is eager to make an impact on the community and work with the children of Memphis!

Coach Danielle

Coach Danielle

Director of Operations

Danielle is a Navy wife and Mom to a 5 year old daughter. She moved to Millington, TN in July of 2018, but is originally from Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2012. She started coaching youth soccer when she was 16 years old in Ingleside, TX. She had a great  experience as a volunteer coach while living in Japan with her Navy family, and most recently was the Youth Sports Coordinator at a Navy base in Georgia. She loves Mickey Mouse and Disney World. Hide and seek is her favorite game to play with her daughter, and she is so excited to be working for Soccer Shots!

Coach Hayden

Coach Hayden

Program Director

Hello soccer friends! My name is Coach Hayden and I’m so excited to see all of you on soccer island. I was born and raised in Memphis and I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. I graduated high school in 2019 and have been coaching since then. Soccer is my favorite sport in the world. I’m so excited to get to see all of our friends and meet all of the amazing parents! See you soon on Soccer Island!

Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan

Assistant Director of Coaching

Coach Ryan is form South Africa. He graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Management with a Concentration in Human Resources & Sports Management. Here are some of his favorite things to do: walk his dog, Daisy, bike ride, town events, and watch movies!

Coach Trace

Coach Trace

Director of Partner Services

Trace was born and raised in central Arkansas. He moved to the Memphis area in 2006 and received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Memphis. Trace is married to Holly and they have two daughters, Gabriella and Hazel. Trace has been playing soccer since high school and loves soccer. His favorite things are spending time with his family, Chelsea FC, and playing soccer.

Coach Geo

Coach Geo

Certified Level 3 Coach

Coach Geo was born in California and moved to the Memphis area when he was 10. He has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old and has loved it ever since. Coach Geo is a former college soccer player and is now focusing in getting a degree in Computer Science. He is a huge soccer fanatic and hopes to share his passion for soccer to those he coaches. Coach Geo loves soccer, soccer, soccer, and food.

Coach Cameron

Coach Cameron

Certified Level 3 Coach

Coach Cameron has lived in Memphis his whole life. He started playing sports when he was 5. He graduated from Whitehaven in 2018, and he plans on studying to be an airplane mechanic. He started working with kids at daycare centers at the age of 15 and loved it ever since. He loves Jesus, working out, and tacos.

Coach Cole

Coach Cole

Level 2 Coach

Hi everyone! I am Coach Cole. I am an Air Force veteran who was born and raised in Memphis. I have been playing sports my whole life. I am currently studying at Unity College, where I will be majoring in Animal Health and Behavior. I plan on using my degree to work as a zookeeper and hopefully in an animal education program for children. I will be looking forward to seeing all my friends out there on Soccer Island.

Coach Torri

Coach Torri

Level 2 Coach

Coach Torri was born in Fort Sill, OK. She later moved to Memphis, TN where her father decided to become an officer in the Army. Her family is full of athletes with 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Coach Torri has played basketball, softball, volleyball, and bowling. She is a second year student at the University of Memphis majoring in art education. Torri wants to pursue her dream in art to explore children’s minds and bring out the best in them. Her favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is to spend time with her nieces and nephew. She loves them to the moon and back. She looks to growing and learning with our friends on Soccer Island!

Coach Lee

Coach Lee

Certified Coach

Coach Lee was born in Memphis and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and works as a Stunt Performer and Coordinator. He loves playing soccer for his team at Mike Rose when hes not coaching and enjoys video games and drawing in his spare time.

Coach Jalah

Coach Jalah

Certified Coach

Coach Jalah was born and raised in Memphis, TN and has been playing soccer since the 1st grade. She even had the opportunity to play at a Division One Collegiate level at Jackson State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Chemistry in May 2020. Coach Jalah also obtained her Master’s of Biomedical Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in May 2021. She is now working towards earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. During her free time, Coach Jalah loves to travel, explore new food options, and outdoor activities! She is super excited to be working with our soccer friends and parents at Soccer Shots!

Coach Emily

Coach Emily

Certified Coach

Hi families! My name is Emily Sturgell and I’m a University of Memphis student studying school psychology. I grew up in Memphis, and I love soccer, reading, church, and eating Oreos. I can’t wait to meet your little one!

Coach Ayanna

Coach Ayanna

Certified Level 1 Coach

Coach Ayanna is a current senior at Rhodes College majoring in neuroscience. She plans to apply to PA school after graduation. She is originally from Cincinnati, OH. She has been playing soccer since she was 5 and also ran track in high school. Her favorite things are reading, watching soccer and hanging out with friends. She is super excited to be working with our soccer friends and parents at Soccer Shots!

Coach Matthew

Coach Matthew

Certified Level 1 Coach

Hi I’m Coach Matthew! I have been around the North Mississippi area my whole life. I love soccer and getting to watch kids grow while playing this amazing sport! I hope to give kids the opportunity I had to enjoy the game growing up.

Coach Nicholas

Coach Nicholas

Certified Level 1 Coach

Hi everyone! I’m coach Nicholas or Nic for short. I was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana and came to Memphis at the age of 6. Some of my favorite things to do are go bike riding, play video games, and walking my black lab Mollie. I am striving to get a degree in exercise science. I love being active and moving around. I can’t wait for all the great fun on Soccer Island!

Coach G

Coach G

Certified Level 1 Coach

Hey everyone I’m Coach G!

I’m so excited to meet all my new friends on Soccer Island!

Coach Madison

Coach Madison

Hi everyone my name is Madison, although most people call me Maddie! I am currently a student at Rhodes studying international relations and philosophy. I am also a member of the women’s soccer team!

Coach Thomas

Coach Thomas

Hi everyone! My name is Thomas Gudino and I am a twin who was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I’m currently a business management major studying at Christian Brothers University. I plan on using my degree to work in the field of construction management or own my own company. I’m very eager to be a part of SoccerShots and I look forward to working and expanding my knowledge on how I can both better myself and others.

Coach Rylie

Coach Rylie

Assistant Coach

Hi soccer friends! My name is Coach Rylie. I am a junior in high school and I like to play soccer. I can’t wait to see you all on soccer island!

Coach Libba

Coach Libba

Hi everyone! My name is Libba and I am from Birmingham, Al. I attend Rhodes College and have played soccer all my life! I can’t wait to meet all my new soccer friends!

Coach Liz

Coach Liz

Coach Liz is a born and raised Memphian. She is a 2nd year college student at University of Memphis majoring in Art Education. She played soccer all though out her childhood and loves sports of all kinds. She has been working with kids since 2013 and enjoys art and video games in her spare time. Her goal is to help young minds grow and flourish through teamwork and soccer.

Coach Carlos

Coach Carlos

Coach Carlos has lived in Memphis his entire life and his family comes from Mexico. He is currently enrolled at Christian Brothers University and is studying Business Management! He is 22 years of age and for as long as he can remember, he has been playing soccer from a young age. He has a lot of nieces and nephews that he loves and cares about and is thrilled to help other kids learn and grow! He looks forwards to meeting all his new soccer friends and having a great time together!

Coach Mia

Coach Mia

Hi everyone! My name is Mia. I am originally from Pensacola, Florida and moved to the Memphis area in December of 2020. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Elementary Education in May of 2021. I am currently a first-year teacher pursuing my master’s in Instruction and Curriculum at the University of Memphis. I played soccer for over eleven years and seven of those years in travel leagues. I am extremely passionate about children’s education and of course, soccer! I look forward to kicking off the season with my soccer friends!

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