Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Dan

Coach Dan

On-Field Operations Coordinator / Senior Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

CREDENTIALS: CPR/First Aid, BA in Sports Development, and English Football Association Levels 1 & 2,  US Soccer Grassroots qualifications in 4v4, 7v7 and 11v1, and a US Soccer D License.

SEASONS WITH SS: 8 Seasons at PDX

FUN FACTS: Dan has also lived in New Zealand and Australia.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr Seuss

FAVORITE JOKE: “I’m so good at sleeping. I can do it with my eyes closed.”

Coach Ash

Coach Ash

Schools Coordinator / Senior Coach; pronouns: she/her/hers

CREDENTIALS: CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, U.S Soccer Grassroots, Mandatory Reporter, Heads Up Concussion.

SEASONS WITH SS: 13 Season at PDX

LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH: Spanish

FUN FACTS: Coach Ash can build a campfire in less than 3 minutes! She is also fluent in both Spanish and English.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Don’t take life too seriously…” -Elbert Hubbard

FAVORITE JOKE: “Have you heard about the latest broom craze? I hear it’s sweeping the nation!”

Coach Jess

Coach Jess

Senior Coach; pronouns: she/her/hers

CREDENTIALS: CPR/First Aid, De-escalation training, certified in youth mental health first aid, Mandatory Reporter

SEASON WITH SS: 1 Season at PDX

COACH OF THE MONTH: Yes! September 2021

FAVORITE ANIMAL: My cat, Schrodinger. A fun fact is that I take him on hikes, which he loves! 

FAVORITE JOKES: What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm!

Coach Tico

Coach Tico

Senior Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

CREDENTIALS: CPR/First Aid/AED Certified

LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH: English, Spanish, Portuguese

SEASON WITH SS: 1 Season at PDX

Favorite Color: Orange      

Favorite Food: Lasagna      

Favorite Animal: White Tiger

Favorite joke: What do you use to count farm animals?   A COWculator. /// What do you call a large pile of cats?  A MEOWtain!

Fun Fact: I was born in Costa Rica, and I don’t get on Ferris Wheels because I don’t like heights.

Coach Krista

Coach Krista

Coach / Customer Service Specialist; pronouns: she/her/hers

SEASONS WITH SS: 2 Seasons at PDX

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Giraffe

FUN FACT: I love to draw! 

FAVORITE JOKE: What is a dog’s favorite kind of pizza? A pupperoni pizza!

Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Soccer Shots Portland is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive workplace, welcoming people of all backgrounds. We understand that organizations work best when people with different backgrounds and viewpoints are brought together. Inclusion is how we use our differences to form a genuine community. By creating an inclusive environment, characterized by respect, we empower every player, coach, and staff member to contribute to our success.

Employment is based upon individual qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disabilities, political ideology, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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