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!
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!
Director of Coaching
Coach Ali was born and raised in California. She moved to the Memphis area in 2008. Coach Ali has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old. She had the opportunity to play soccer at a collegiate level at LSU-Alexandria. Coach Ali loves to travel, outdoor activities, and to spend time with family and friends.
Kayla is from East Tennessee. She graduated from Carson-Newman University with a degree in psychology. Here are some of her favorite things: her dog Atlantis, anything Disney, and spending time with family/friends. She is super excited to work with the families of Soccer Shots!
Certified Level 2 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.
Certified Level 2 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 Yordi is from Clinton, North Carolina. He started to play soccer at the age of 4 and have been in love with the game ever since. Coach Yordi is currently attend Christian Brothers University and majoring in Engineering Management, with a concentration in Construction Management. During his free time, he enjoys to working out, read, and go to church. Coach Yordi is thrilled to have the opportunity to share his love for soccer with our friends and cannot wait to meet them on Soccer Island!
I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I moved here in 2018 to play soccer at CBU. I am a business major with a concentration in management, and I will graduate this Fall. I started playing soccer when I was 5, and I am really thankful for everything I have learned through soccer! I played in a high level in Brazil and through soccer I had the opportunity to travel to different countries! My life is all about soccer and I genuinely love this sport. I also enjoy going to the beach and traveling! I am extremely happy and excited to work for Soccer Shots and meeting our new friends on Soccer Island!
Coach Brandon is 19 years old and has lived in Memphis his whole life. He graduated from White station high school in 2019 and currently attends the University of Memphis. Brandon has been athletic all his life having played football, basketball ,and baseball on a number of different teams. He is happy to be apart of Soccer Shots and super excited to coach .
Hi families! My name is Hannah Dowty. I am from Southaven, MS. I have played soccer since I was six years old. My passion for the game is extraordinary. I graduated from Southaven High School. From there, I went to Holmes Community College to play on the Women’s Soccer Team. While at HCC, I helped the Bulldogs win the NJCAA Regional Championship. I will receive my degree in Associates of Arts in May 2021. I will continue on to obtain my Bachelors Degree of Nursing to pursue my career as a Flight Nurse. I look forward to teaching all the things I have learned to your little ones. See you soon!
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 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!
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