Meet The Coaches

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

ED

ED

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Coach Ed was born and raised in Brazil, a place that lives and breathes soccer. He majored in Electrical Engineering and played soccer his whole life, including in high school and college. His passion for soccer and all the benefits that the sport has brought into his life are beyond words. He is looking forward to positively impacting children, parents, coaches and the community, pursuing excellence in every action and decision. He has 3 children which are his inspiration to pursue this career.

CHEYENNE

CHEYENNE

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Cheyenne grew up playing soccer in a small town in South Dakota. Throughout her years growing up she participated in many different activities, but soccer was her passion. Since graduating from college, she continues to play the occasional game of soccer here and there but truly just enjoys coaching with Soccer Shots and growing with the children each season. She hopes to positively impact every child she works with knowing that they will do the same for her.

ELIAS

ELIAS

COACHING MANAGER

Coach Elias Nunez was born and raised in Venezuela. He started playing indoor soccer at his local elementary school, and later he joined Weston FC academy at the age of 13 after he moved with his parents to South Florida. He majored in “Sports and Fitness Science” from Florida International University and then obtained his MBA “Alfredo Di Stéfano” at Real Madrid Graduate School. Coach Elias Nunez currently holds the UEFA “A” Coaching License. His mission in life is to use the sport of soccer as the perfect tool to make the world a better place, passing along the wisdom and joy of the beautiful game.

SERGIO

SERGIO

COACHING COORDINATOR

Coach Sergio was born in Bogotá, Colombia and has been playing soccer both recreationally and competitively for as long as he can remember. Growing up in the bustling city, he would play anywhere he could find. He was overjoyed to discover the large, lush fields suburban Orlando had to offer when he moved to the U.S. at the age of seven. Sergio’s 5+ years of experience working as an entertainer and photographer has harnessed his joy of working alongside children. He cannot stress enough how rewarding it is every day not only to teach his favorite sport, but to also help kids grow and have an actively positive impact on the community.

MATT

MATT

COACH

Coach Matt was born in Derby, England and moved over to Florida at 9 years old. Coaching has been his passion since he was 24 years old. It’s all he has been doing since then. He loves introducing this beautiful game to the children! Coach Matt holds a USSF D license. He attends Lake Sumter State Collage for his associates degree, and Lakeside Church in Oakland and he hopes to make a lasting impact within your community.

JUSTIN

JUSTIN

COACH

Coach Justin, born and raised in Orlando, grew up in a large Puerto Rican family where soccer is everything. Some of his earliest memories involve large family gatherings and playing soccer all day long. Having spent almost a decade as an actor for Disney’s live entertainment he has traveled from Orlando to LA to Shanghai and everything in between performing for children and families of all kinds. Coach Justin is excited to bring his creative energy to every lesson so that every session on Soccer Island is fun and inspirational.

EDWIN

EDWIN

COACH

Coach Edwin was born in California and raised in NY. He has always been interested in staying active since a young age. His love for soccer began in his teens and has always been a part of his life ever since. He enlisted in the Air Force and after that his passion for health and fitness began. He has been a group trainer, kickboxing instructor and personal trainer and has always believed in the importance of children staying active for health and development. Soccer Shots has given him the opportunity to put that into practice.

JAN

JAN

COACH

Coach Jan was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and coming from a military family, has moved pretty much everywhere. He recently graduated from Clarks Summit University, where he was also a part of the men’s soccer team. Jan will be furthering his education at the University of South Florida to receive his doctorate in physical therapy. His desire to serve people translates directly onto the field, as he loves coaching kids and inspiring them to be better versions of themselves everyday.

JESSE

JESSE

COACH

Coach Jesse was born in Denver, Colorado. After growing up in Colorado and Michigan, he spent 10 years in the Marines, before moving to Florida in 2018. He started playing soccer regularly at the beginning of high school and hasn’t stopped playing since. Coach Jesse has always had a passion for teaching and mentoring. He credits Soccer Shots with allowing him the unique opportunity to play soccer, stay active, and do so while making a lasting impression teaching the youth.

MATT K

MATT K

COACH

Coach Matt was born and raised in Connecticut and moved to Florida at the age of 20. He started playing competitive soccer at the age of 4 and continued through high school, college and beyond! He enjoys taking his knowledge and passion for the game of soccer to show children skills in a fun and interactive way. He loves to see kids having fun and at the same time, improving each and every week!

LIZ

COACH

Liz was born in Mexico and raised in California. Growing up, she played soccer throughout middle school and high school. After high school, she got married and moved up North, in which she soon realized she was not a fan of the cold. After bugging her husband about it, they were gratefully able to transfer to the warm, sunshine state – Florida and have been here almost a year now! Missing playing the game of soccer and being around it, Liz is looking forward to getting back into it and having fun with the children. She cannot wait to share her passion with them!

COURTNEY

COURTNEY

COACH

Coach Courtney was born in Allen, Texas. She attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Education. She moved to Orlando in 2021 and currently teaches 2nd grade in Kissimmee. She played competitive soccer starting at the age of 4 and is so excited to share her love for the game.

Employment Opportunities

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