Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Zach

Coach Zach

Owner

Coach Zach graduated from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS and has a long history with sports. While growing up, his dad was a Physical Education teacher at a private school in Florida. He spent every summer and every day after school in the gym or on the field playing. This leads him to have a healthy active lifestyle as an adult. He believes that having a positive first impression with sports can make a huge difference in a child’s life. Zach’s mission is to provide that for every child in Soccer Shots New Orleans.

Coach Kevin

Coach Kevin

Director of Coaching

Originally from West Hartford, CT, Coach Kevin studied Movement & Sports Studies with a minor in Athletic Coaching at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Kevin first came to New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina on multiple occasions to help rebuild homes damaged by the storm. It was during this time that he decided to make New Orleans his home. Before joining the Soccer Shots team, he was a Sports & Games Director for an overnight summer camp, a Program Coordinator for a national non-profit, and a Camp Director for a day camp specifically for children with behavioral challenges. Kevin spends his free time playing a variety of sports as well as creating and listening to music.

As Director of Coaching, Kevin is responsible for leading the Coaching Support team as they recruit, hire, and train new coaches as well as maintain the highest possible quality of programming. He is passionately committed to developing positive behaviors in young children and providing a healthy introduction to sports.

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Team Coordinator - Coaching Support

Coach Ashley grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she played soccer starting at the age of five.  She played competitive soccer and was a part of the Olympic Development Program. She went on to play soccer in college in Dallas, Texas where she pursued her degree in Church Ministries.  In 2011, she moved to New Orleans where she became a leader at a church where she teaches kids weekly. Being able to be a positive influence in kids life is something she is very passionate about.

Coach Stacey

Northshore Program Coordinator

I was born and raised in Asheville Western North Carolina. I recently moved to New Orleans with my
spouse and our 3 amazing children. I love visiting home whenever I get the chance. My favorite thing in
the world is a child's laughter, dogs, coffee, the Blue Ridge Mountains, fresh fallen snow, and sitting by a
warm fire place on a cold day. I have 12 years' experience working with youth from 5-12 years of age
within the YMCA of Western North Carolina. At the YMCA, I held multiple positions from Youth Mentor,
Assistant Site Director, Site Director, Program Coordinator, and Program Manager. As a Program
Manager, I over saw 2 of our Child Care Facilities that were held within the Elementary schools. I built
relationships with parents and the school administration. I ran 2 years of summer camp and overseeing
120 kids a summer, along with supervising 17 staff members a summer. I thrive being a part of a team. I
enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow.

Coach Kenny

Operations Coordinator

Originally from Northeast Georgia, Coach Kenny received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management with a Minor in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. Before joining the Soccer Shots team in New Orleans, he spent the last few years working in Minor League Baseball in the Community Relations and Fan Engagement departments for the Gwinnett Stripers, Richmond Flying Squirrels, and Montgomery Biscuits.

 
As the Operations Coordinator, Kenny’s main role is to ensure the efficient and effective planning and execution of each season of Soccer Shots. He also manages all communication between Soccer Shots and our partners and members.

Coach Addy

Coach Addy

Partner Services Coordinator

Coach Addy grew up in Connecticut, attended college in Iowa, and then moved to New Orleans in 2011. 10 years later, she could not be happier about her decision to make New Orleans her home. She currently lives with her husband, one pug, and too many cats to count. Before coming to soccer shots, Coach Addy was a veterinary technician and a comedy performer. Addy comes from a long line of soccer players and coaches and continues in their footsteps as a personal trainer. She enjoys helping adults and kids alike find joy and confidence through movement. Addy loves working with children for their natural comedic talent and boundless energy. When she’s not coaching she can be found practicing Kung Fu, gardening, and completing mediocre home improvement projects.

Coach Charlye

Coach Charlye

Leadership Program Coach

Coach Charlye was born and raised in Western North Carolina. She began playing soccer when she was 3 years old and continued the sport as she later played collegiate soccer for Montreat College near Asheville, NC. Charlye spent nearly 4 years working and volunteering in various group homes for foster children and has over 7 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Charlye decided to move to New Orleans to attend the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling and hopes to one day become a licensed counselor concentrating in trauma therapy. In the meantime, she enjoys exploring New Orleans, bike riding, traveling, and trying new food!

Coach Jamie

Coach Jamie

Coach

Coach Jamie grew up outside Boston and spent his early years playing soccer and baseball and skiing around New England. After graduating with a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he moved back home to Boston, where he was constantly recruiting his friends to play with him on recreational soccer teams. After earning a graduate degree in Environmental Health from Boston University, he moved to New Orleans in 2016 to work in laboratory science at LSU and Tulane. He loves being outside and an active member of the New Orleans community.

Coach Zack

Coach Zack

Coach

Coach Zack grew up in Kenner, LA, and attended Brother Martin high school. He has a love for the game and has played soccer his whole life. Currently, Zack is attending Tulane University where he is working towards his Information Technology degree and is also a member of the national guard. He loves helping to spread his knowledge of soccer to kids and making an impact in the community.

Coach Jon

Coach Jon

Coach

Coach Jon was born in Salt Lake City and has been playing soccer since he was 7 years old. He graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Digital Media and Writing Intensive English. He moved to New Orleans in 2018. Off the field, he is a guitarist, a chess player, and the best friend to his dog, Bruno. He is excited to be a part of the Soccer Shots team, where he can share his excitement for soccer and the valuable life lessons that come with it.  

Coach Brian

Coach Brian

Coach

Coach Brian is originally from New Jersey and grew up as a Sports Enthusiast. Initially participating in basketball, lacrosse, and soccer, he later directed all athletic focus on his tennis game throughout high school. Coach Brian has been working with children in youth athletics for almost 3 years and loves to help kids build confidence through sport. Along with coaching, Brians’s passions lie in nature, adventure, and music.

Coach Britney

Coach

Coach Britney is originally from St. Louis, MO where she started playing soccer at the age of 4. Many years and several states later, soccer is still her favorite passion and pastime. Britney has a background in athletic training and elementary education.  Through her classroom experience, she has learned that instilling positive character traits and values are just as vital for young children to learn as education is. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and 2 fur babies, and crafting.

Coach Connie

Coach

Connie is an accomplished Chief Financial Officer for Simon & Boulangger Investments, LLC with over 15 years of experience in Financial and Healthcare Markets. She caters to major companies, non-profit organizations, evangelicals, and health care providers. She works well with senior executives  and  provides consultations for international organizations. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Metairie Louisiana, Connie has successfully nourished her insatiable passion of raising up leaders in a unique manner. A graduate of Grace King High School, she became one of the youngest soccer captains and led the Lady Irish to the 5-A State Playoffs in 2003 and District Championship in 2004. After Hurricane Katrina struck her city in 2005, she relocated to Birmingham, Alabama where she finished college and taught leaders all around the country. In 2016 she met the love of her life and got married in 2017. Her family lived in Miami, Florida for 4 years and as a result of the pandemic, they then relocated back home to Louisiana. Connie and her spouse currently reside in Covington, LA where they are raising their one-year-old fury-child Rolf Alexander Boulangger III.

Coach Mitchell

Coach

Coach Mitchell grew up in Shreveport, LA, and completed his undergraduate in History at Louisiana Tech University. Coach Mitchell has a long-held passion for soccer, and being able to teach kids concrete values for life through soccer is something he loves. He is currently completing a Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and hopes to one day lead a local church. He is so grateful for this opportunity to serve his community through Soccer Shots, and hopes that the kids under his coaching grow in love for the game and themselves.

Coach Jay

Coach

Coach Jay grew up in Rockwall, Texas where he played soccer starting at the age of 4. He played competitive soccer while growing up and finished up playing in the Division 1 of North Texas Chamber Classic League Soccer just before attending college. He played intramural soccer while attending Texas A&M University to pursue a study in Geology. Upon earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas A&M University, Jay moved to Louisiana in 2019 to work as a Geologist. He is passionate about mentoring the youth and making a positive impact within the New Orleans community. He enjoys taking part in outdoor adventures, mountain biking, traveling, cooking and most importantly playing soccer.

Employment Opportunities

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