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Coach Evan

Coach Evan

Executive Director

Evan has played professional soccer for six years with both the Richmond and Charlotte pro teams. He’s a seasoned coach at all levels of soccer and has worked with hundreds of youth players as a Soccer Shots instructor. Evan is passionate about using soccer to develop and work with children of all ages.

Coach Jason

Coach Jason

Director of Operations

Jason has been instructing youth soccer of all ages for many years and serves as our Director of Operations. He absolutely loves soccer and began playing when he was three years old. After playing soccer in college at Penn State, he played seven years of professional soccer in the MLS for FC Dallas and in the USL for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Richmond Kickers. Jason and his wife Carter have two kids, Beau and Ellie

Coach Andrew

Coach Andrew

Director of Coaching

Andrew has played soccer for the past 20 years. He grew up in Richmond playing for the Kickers and he continued to play collegiate soccer at VCU while earning his master’s degree. A seasoned veteran coach, he is a long-standing member of the Soccer Shots Team and serves as our Director of Coaching. When not coaching, Andrew loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Coach Brynn

Coach Brynn

Coach Brynn grew up in Richmond and attends the University of Virginia where she’s getting her master’s in Elementary Education. Brynn started playing soccer as a kid and went on to play in high school before becoming a coach. As a coach and Program Coordinator for Soccer Shots for over 4 years, she absolutely loves coaching children of all ages and giving them the opportunity to develop their soccer skills and confidence throughout each season. When not playing soccer Coach Brynn loves cheering on the Hoos or visiting Lake Michigan with family!

Coach James

Coach James

Program Coordinator

Coach James is from Manassas City and he attended Osbourn High school. He studied International Business and Italian at VCU. He has been playing soccer from a very young age and absolutely loves the sport. He even spent some time training with Millwall professional team in England. He also played lacrosse in high school as well as peer mentored elementary school kids. James has been coaching with Soccer Shots for over two years and supports our Operations team.

Coach Tiffany

Coach Tiffany

Coaching Coordinator

Coach Tiffany has been in the soccer world for over two decades. She played in college at Roanoke College as well as Longwood University where she was awarded Freshman of the Year in the conference as well as tying the school record for goals scored per season. Tiffany has coached multiple soccer camps and clinics to elementary aged children, including a U6 team for Chesterfield Strikers. Tiffany lives in Chesterfield with her son Hunter, who is also a soccer player.

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah

Program Coordinator

Coach Sarah started playing soccer at the age of five in Orange County, VA. Sarah has always enjoyed working with children and has worked with all ages through youth development organizations such as Young Life and the YMCA. As a coach and member of the Soccer Shots operations team, she is passionate about soccer because it provides opportunities for personal and collective growth. When not coaching she enjoys winning against other members of the Soccer Shots team at Topgolf.

Coach Pavlos

Coach Pavlos

Coach Pavlos (“Coach Pav”) is from Athens, Greece and attended Manchester University in England, UK studying Sports Management. He has played semi-professional soccer in Greece and England and has professional experience working as a Sales & Marketing director for an engineering firm specializing in modular buildings. He’s been a soccer coach for the last 9 years gaining his qualifications in England, running camps all across the US East Coast, and coaching Soccer Shots for over 4 years!

Coach Carson

Coach Carson

Coach Carson played many sports growing up including volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf, and hockey but has always had a passion for soccer! He is a recent graduate of Marymount University where he played volleyball and studied Exercise Science. While at Marymount he coached many youth development camps which led him to discover how much he enjoys coaching kids! In addition to being a Soccer Shots coach he is currently working on an additional bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy, and he enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife and dog!

Coach Skinner

Coach Skinner

Coach Skinner has 17 years of soccer experience between his time as a player, coach, and referee. Skinner was also the Assistant Youth Sports Coordinator with the Chickahominy YMCA when he was 17 years old. Skinner loves soccer and has 8 seasons under his belt as a certified referee with the United States Soccer Federation. In his free time, Coach Skinner likes to build and fix computers.

Coach Zach

Coach Zach

Coach Zach comes from a big family with lots of siblings and eight nieces and nephews who he loves to play games with. He has played multiple sports his whole life and has coached middle school basketball for four years. Zach loves being a Soccer Shots coach because he knows he is making a positive impact on children in our community!

Coach Tyler

Coach Tyler

Coach Tyler is a native of Richmond, VA . He is currently enrolled at VCU and JTCC as a Music performance Major. He has experience teaching outdoor recreation, music camps, and childcare services for 4 years. He is an awesome team player and soccer coach!

Coach Sam

Coach Sam

Coach Sam is a Richmond native and has played soccer since he was 4 years old. He most recently has played club soccer with the Richmond Strikers and his high school team, Freeman High School, where he also attends the Leadership program. He has coached several youth programs at The Steward School, and loves passing the skills and love of soccer on to kids. In his free time he likes to play piano and hike in the Appalachians.

Coach Riley

Coach Riley

Coach Riley is a student at the University of Virginia studying Government and English where she plans on going on to attend law school. When she’s not coaching you can find her making lattes, reading books or going for long walks around Charlottesville. She grew up playing soccer, has worked with kids for the past several years, and is always excited to coach the children at Soccer Shots

Coach Plato

Coach Plato

Coach Plato grew up in Chester, Virginia and has played soccer ever since he could walk. He played club soccer for the Richmond Kickers and along with Soccer Shots he currently coaches a U12 team. He’s worked with children for almost 8 years and has plans to become a Physical Education teacher. He’s most excited to show children his passion for the sport of soccer and hopes they fall in love with it too!

Coach Mark

Coach Mark

Coach Mark was born in Alexandria, Egypt but later moved to Richmond, Virginia at the age of 5. He attended Mills E Godwin High School and played soccer there while also running track. Soccer was his biggest passion since he was young. He has always loved playing, watching, and reading about soccer. He currently attends VCU with the goal of attending law school. Mark enjoys teaching young athletes about the sport he loves while also learning more about the beautiful game!

Coach Makensie

Coach Makensie

Coach Makensie is from Lincoln, NE and grew up playing soccer. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University where she played soccer all four years, while earning her degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Makensie is excited to combine her love of teaching and soccer while coaching for Soccer Shots. She and her husband got a new puppy last year and have loved taking him hiking, on trips, and teaching him tricks!

Coach Liam

Coach Liam

Coach Liam has played soccer for 15 years and finds it inspiring to continue to pass along the game to future generations. He graduated from Smithfield High School where he played on the Varsity Soccer Team and is soon to graduate from VCU with a degree in History and Creative Writing. Liam loves coaching, teaching, and especially the energy that children bring to each and every session!

Coach Izzy

Coach Izzy

Coach Izzy goes to JMU where she studies theater and hopes to one day make a career as a TV/Film actress. She loves being onstage and bringing that same energy to the soccer field. Soccer has been a huge part of Coach Izzy’s life since she was little and she is excited to continue to work with children in such an active way!

Coach Isaiah

Coach Isaiah

Coach Isaiah is from Staunton, Virginia and moved to Richmond to attend VCU. He is currently studying Spanish and International Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He started playing soccer at a young age and played through high school while winning two state championships. Playing soccer with his friends and traveling with his family are his favorite pastimes. Coming from a family that organized weekly pick up games, Isaiah sees it as an honor to teach and share the beautiful sport of soccer to children in the Richmond area.

Coach Emily

Coach Emily

Coach Emily moved to Richmond from Philadelphia, PA, two years ago to earn an MFA in Theatre Performance Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. After years of teaching theatre to children, she is now an Adjunct Instructor for VCU’s Theatre Department. Emily’s childhood revolved around soccer. She started at the age of five and played through her sophomore year of high school when she discovered her other passion, theatre. Now a Soccer Shots Coach, Emily loves using her theatre background to lead engaging soccer sessions for children!

Coach Evan

Coach Evan

Coach Evan was born in Washington DC and is currently in graduate school at VCU pursuing a masters degree in Elementary Education. Evan has played soccer since a very early age and is a huge Liverpool fan. In his free time he loves to watch sports and visit museums. He is particularly interested in dinosaurs, his favorite being the Triceratops.

Coach Eddie

Coach Eddie

Coach Eddie is from Richmond, VA. He has been a long time soccer fan, attending VCU and Kickers games, as well as playing recreationally. He has run multiple after school programs in the Richmond area and has worked with kids and young adults since 2012. He enjoys painting and spending time along the James River!

Coach CJ

Coach CJ

Coach CJ is from Woodbridge, Virginia where he grew up playing soccer. He attended Randolph-Macon College where he played soccer for 3 years. He continues to coach and play throughout the Richmond area. He also currently is a teacher at Seven Hills school.

Coach Amanda

Coach Amanda

Coach Amanda is from Richmond and started playing soccer in kindergarten, later going on to play for Godwin High School. She recently graduated from VCU’s sociology programs and plans to get her master’s in clinical mental health counseling. She has a passion for positively impacting children’s lives and loves coaching Soccer Shots because she gets to make children smile!

Coach Jesse

Coach Jesse

Coach Jesse is from Newport News Va and graduated from Old Dominion University in 2019 with a Bachelors in Geography and International Relations. Jesse is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and is thrilled to be coaching soccer. He has played soccer his whole life and he’s energized by sharing his love for soccer and kids through Soccer Shots!

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