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.
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 Executive Director, Kevin is responsible for leading the Coaching admin team to 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.
Director of Coaching
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.
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.
Director of Development
Coach Addy grew up in Connecticut, attended college in Iowa, and then moved to New Orleans in 2011. More than a decade later, she could not be happier about her decision to make New Orleans her home. She currently lives with her husband and various pets. Addy comes from a long line of soccer players and coaches and continues in their footsteps. She loves working with children for their natural comedic talent and boundless energy. When she’s not coaching she can be found reading, gardening and completing mediocre home improvement projects.
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.
Partner Services Coordinator
Coach Taylor grew up in Raceland, LA and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelors of Arts in English and French. Taylor is currently working towards getting her masters of teaching at the University of New Orleans. She is passionate about coaching youth soccer because her childhood coaches forever impacted her life and have given her an appreciation for the sport. When Taylor is off the soccer field, she enjoys playing guitar, drums, piano, and working on her photography.
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 Taylor grew up in Mansfield Louisiana . She played soccer at her high school & was a leader for her team. She is currently attending Dillard University to obtain her Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. She also is a basketball player for her university. She love kids & is excited to be apart of Soccer Shots.
Coach Andrew grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and is currently attending Tulane University. He is majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology on the pre-med track. Andrew has a deep love for the game of soccer as he has played competitively his whole life. He currently plays for the Tulane Men’s Club Soccer team. Andrew loves playing with kids, helping them build confidence, and teaching them life lessons. He wants to make a lasting positive impact in the New Orleans community.
Coach Crystal was born and raised in Harvey, Louisiana and currently attends Xavier University
of Louisiana as an undergraduate student. She aspires to become a Pediatric Pharmacist in the
future. When Crystal is not coaching, she can be found reading, painting, or writing poetry. The
privilege of helping children develop their soccer skills while also being able to witness their
growth is truly a gift to her. Seeing her students’ faces beam with joy during sessions is the
highlight of her day.
Coach Jennifer is originally from Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Taipei, Taiwan prior to moving to New Orleans to attend Tulane University. She played competitive soccer in middle and high school in Taipei, Taiwan, and looks forward to transform her passion for soccer through teaching children valuable core values and life lessons. She is planning to enroll in medical school in the near future, and currently also works at the Ochsner Health Emergency Department. Jennifer is very excited to join the Soccer Shots team to pass along her passion!
I grew up in New Mexico, and at the age of five I fell in love with the game of soccer. I played all throughout middle school and high school. After graduating high school I moved to Los Angeles for 2 1/2 years to be a full time volunteer at a non profit organization. There I found my passion to assist the youth and after moving to New Orleans in 2021, I could not be more happy connecting with the youth by teaching the sport that I loved. It is an honor to help the next generation build confidence in themselves. When away from the soccer field you can catch me taking classes for my undergraduate degree in psychology, cooking, and writing short stories.
Coach Kaalan is from Los Angeles, CA, and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Real Estate. He also minors in Spanish and Management. He comes from a big family so he has always been around/loved to work with kids. He understands how beneficial team sports can be in shaping kid’s confidence and how their individual efforts give them a sense of pride. He hopes to leave a positive impact on all of the kids he coaches and the city of New Orleans itself.
Coach Miles grew up just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana and is currently attending Tulane University. He is majoring in Business Management and minoring in Kinesiology on the pre-law track. He hopes to coach at the collegiate or professional level in the future. Miles has watched, followed, and played soccer his whole life. He currently plays for the Tulane Men’s Club Soccer team and plays on multiple intramural teams at Tulane as well. Miles hopes to make a positive impact in many kids’ lives, being supportive and teaching them the fundamentals of the game. He hopes to encourage kids to pursue and be successful in this sport he loves.
Coach Veronica grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and is currently enrolled at Louisiana State University pursuing her career in law, where she hopes to become a lawyer for children’s protection one day. She is passionate about working with children and being a role model to them. She hopes to create a fun environment for the children at Soccer Shots.
Coach Shantell was born and raised in New Orleans. She comes from a large family who gets together quite often. She has been a dancer all of her life and has been a traveling instructors for over 12 years. She is married with 3 children and a beautiful dog named Luna. Her passion is being of service and creating fun and innovative activities for children. She is the Events Coordinator for her Neighborhood and is known for her major Halloween Trunk or Treat event! She loves to see children laugh and have fun.
Coach Libby attends De La Salle High School, as well as the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts for creative writing. She played soccer all throughout her childhood and loved it. Now, she is passionate about coaching because she wants kids to have a wonderful soccer experience, much like she did, and she wants to make a positive impact in their lives.
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