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!
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!
Director of Coaching
Jerel Walker was born and raised in the Washington DC area. He is a former Division 1 Head Coach at Jackson State and a former Adjunct Professor at Holmes Community College. Coach Jerel have work with multiple youth athletic organization, such as i9 Sports, First Tee, and Junior Golf with The United States Golf Association. Coach Jerel is a graduate of Lackawanna College and Jackson State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and master’s degree in Sports Management. His two most recent past employment opportunities came as Academic Adviser at Howard Community College and as Director of Coaching with Soccer Shots D.M.V.
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!
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.
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.
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 Erika is a Senior at the University of Memphis obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences. She is from Memphis, but currently residing in Oakland TN. Erika has always had a passion for soccer since her youth! She loves watching her favorite teams play whether it’s basketball, soccer, or football. Coach Erika cannot wait to meet her soccer friends on Soccer Island!
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!
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!
Hi I am coach Bre! I love music, movies and writing. I was born in Memphis, but I was raised in Olive Branch. I am excited to meet new soccer friends!
Joidyn was born and raised in Memphis Tn. She has been playing soccer since she was 8 years old. She goes to the University of Memphis and majors in Biomedical Engineering. She has a strong love for soccer and hopes to inspire others to play as well. Her favorite things to do are playing soccer, dancing and laughing.
My name is Chyna Henderson I’m From Dominica Republic city of Santo Domingo, Move to the US raise in Memphis, Tennessee. I’m a 22 year old sophomore at Tennessee State University majoring in Nursing with a minor of Psychology. I’m billing I speak Spanish and English. I love and enjoy bonding with children.
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.
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