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: 3 Seasons 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 Megan

Coach Megan

Senior Coach; pronouns: they/them

SEASONS WITH SS: 2 Seasons at PDX

FAVORITE ANIMALS: dogs and snow leopards.

Coach Bea

Coach Bea

Coach; pronouns: they/she/siya

SEASONS WITH SS: This is their first!

FAVORITE COLOR: All-time is green, but my favourite colour of the moment is lavender

FAVORITE JOKE: What did baby corn say to momma corn? “Where’s pop corn?”

RANDOM FACT: I’m left handed but right footed!

Coach Chris

Coach Chris

Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

SEASONS WITH SS: 11 Seasons at PDX

COACH OF THE MONTH: Yes! April 2021

FUN FACTS: Coach Chris has a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

FAVORITE QUOTE: “”For every dark night there’s a brighter day” -Tupac Shakur

FAVORITE JOKE: “Knock, Knock! // Who’s there? // Gorilla! // Gorilla who? // Gorilla me a burger!”

Coach Davis

Coach Davis

Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

SEASONS WITH SS: This is his first!

RANDOM FACT: I have a geographic tongue 

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Elephant

FAVORITE JOKE: Any kind of cheesy dad joke

FAVORITE COLOR: Forest green

Coach Galia

Coach Galia

Coach; pronouns: she/her/hers

SEASONS WITH SS: 1 Season at PDX 

COACH OF THE MONTH: Yes! July 2021

FAVORITE ANIMAL: “Elephant, I love how they are both strong and gentle.”

FUN FACT: “I have lived in Italy and Germany.”

Coach Henry

Coach Henry

Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

SEASONS WITH SS: 3 Seasons at PDX 

COACH OF THE MONTH: Yes! March 2021

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Red Panda

FUN FACT: “I love coffee”

Coach Justice

Coach Justice

Coach; pronouns: she/her/hers

SEASONS WITH SS: 1 Season at PDX

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Sea Turtle

FUN FACT: “I love to read in my free time!”

Coach Jackie

Coach; pronouns: she/her/hers

SEASONS WITH SS: 6 Seasons at PDX

FAVORITE FOOD: Left over spaghetti

FAVORITE JOKE: Why is Cinderella bad at soccer? Because she’s always running away from the ball!

RANDOM FACT: I am super fast at tying shoes! Ask me some time!

Coach Justin

Coach Justin

Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

SEASONS WITH SS: This is their first!

FAVORITE COLOR: Purple

FUN FACT: “I can play the guitar and I like to snowboard”

Coach Krista

Coach Krista

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

SEASONS WITH SS: 4 Seasons at PDX

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Giraffe

FUN FACT: I lived in Ecuador for 2 years 

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

Coach Samantha

Coach Samantha

Coach; pronouns: she/her/hers

SEASONS WITH SS: This is their first!

COACH OF THE MONTH: Yes! November 2021

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Wolf. I love their loyalty and pack mentality and just think they are beautiful creatures.

FAVORITE JOKE: Why did the scarecrow win a Nobel prize? Because he was outstanding in his Field.

FUN FACT: I can do different voices, accents, & impressions.

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah

Coach; pronouns: she/her/hers

SEASONS WITH SS: This is her first!

FAVORITE FOOD: My favorite food  is homemade chicken noodle soup

RANDOM FACT:  I am blind in one eye!

Coach Spencer

Coach Spencer

Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

SEASONS WITH SS: 6 Seasons at PDX

FAVORITE FOOD: Vegan pizza

FAVORITE JOKE: Knock knock. // Who’s there? //Isabel. //Isabel who? // Isabel not working?

RANDOM FACT: I’ve lived in 5 countries.

Coach Tico

Coach Tico

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 Todd

Coach; pronouns: he/him/his

SEASONS WITH SS: 3 Seasons at PDX

COACH OF THE MONTH: Yes! October 2021

FAVORITE COLOR: Blue

FAVORITE JOKE: What did the big tomato say to the little tomato? Katchup

FUN FACT: “Coaching soccer is something I really enjoy. I’ve played since I was most of these kids’ age so it feels good to give back.”

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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