Director of Operations
Blake first began playing soccer at the age of seven in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She continued playing competitive soccer on the defensive line for 10 years. After graduating high school she went on to study psychology at Oakland Community College and Oklahoma State – OKC. She has many years of experience working in youth programs and has a passion for investing in her community. Her favorite part of working for Soccer Shots is getting to see the positive impact the coaches and the curriculum have on children and their families.
Coach Mak & Cheese
Director of Coaching
Mak first began soccer at 4 years old in Oklahoma City. She continued to play through high school and college, and was captain for both her club and high school teams. Mak continues to love being a team leader as our new Director of Coaching. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is bilingual in English and Spanish and hopes to apply these skills every day to create an inclusive environment for the children and staff alike. While she started her Soccer Shots career as a coach for the Philadelphia location, she is happy to be a part of her home state’s youth soccer experience. Her favorite part about being a Soccer Shots coach is getting to explore the creative minds of the children and use their fun ideas to expand the possibilities of fun on the field!
Coach Emily grew up in Edmond, OK, and began playing soccer at the age of three. She continued until she was in high school. Her favorite position was right forward, but she also liked to play a bit of defense. Emily is currently attending the University of Central Oklahoma and is majoring in Early Childhood Education. While going to school, Emily also enjoys volunteering. Her favorite hobbies include drinking coffee, reading, and relaxing.
Coach Ty is from Bartlesville, OK where he was a captain for the High School Varsity Squad. While in High School, he coached a U-4 coed team, a U-8 girls team, and ran various private trainings and camps. Additionally, he played club soccer for Northeast Oklahoma FC and even won a 3v3 National Championship with some of his teammates. Ty now studies Astrophysics at the University of Oklahoma, where he played on the Men’s Club Soccer Team. During his time at OU, he has given back to the local community by raising awareness and funds for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation and Royal Family Kid’s Camp!
Coach Kilie is from Piedmont, OK and has played soccer for 12 years. Her hobbies are crafting and spending time with friends. She attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Coach Kilie loves being a Soccer Shots coach because each day she gets to be around so many amazing kids who put a smile on her face. She hopes to bring joy to each child she coaches.
Coach Shyann is from Midwest City, Oklahoma. Soccer has always been one of her passions in life. She played soccer for 15 years as a midfielder throughout her competitive years and high school years. Her favorite position, which was also her main position, was center mid. Shyann’s hobbies include painting and spending time with family. She became a Soccer Shots coach because she loves children and loves that Soccer Shots incorporates character building as well as the essential skills every soccer player needs. Her favorite part of being a Soccer Shots coach is seeing the positive impact the curriculum makes on the children every day. “I am so excited to teach young children how to play soccer!”
Meagan has always loved soccer. She grew up playing the sport with her siblings. All of them played soccer in different leagues throughout school. After school they would practice for hours in the backyard together, helping each other with their soccer skills. Her favorite position on the filed is left side defender. She graduated from University of Central Oklahoma. During her studies, she led workshops at Microsoft, namely STEM education for children. These workshops included fun hands-on experiments that kids of all ages enjoyed. Coach Meagan loves to make learning fun and accessible for every child!
Jenni began playing soccer at the age of four in Yukon, Oklahoma. She played club and school soccer all the way to the collegiate level. She attended Oklahoma Christian University and has two degrees in Public Relations and Vocational Ministry. She is currently attending school at the University of Central Oklahoma to get her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Her hobbies include anything with people, music, and sports. Jenni loves being a Soccer Shots coach because the kids are the best part of her days and always keep her laughing.
Eric moved to Oklahoma with my wife in mid-2021. Finding Soccer Shots on a website, he looked over what Soccer Shots had to offer. As Eric puts it, “I have been playing soccer since I was four and have worked with students for the past few years voluntarily at my church and college so I thought to myself what better opportunity than to put the two together! The thing that I love most about Soccer Shots is not only do I get to teach the kids soccer but I also teach them on how to handle life situations that reflect on their character towards others.” Well said Coach Eric!
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