Background: After years of coaching high school, college, and club soccer, Landon started Soccer Shots Southwest Virginia in 2014. He played soccer at Hampden-Sydney College before becoming an English teacher in Roanoke City Public Schools. He received a masters degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Sport Leadership. In addition to Soccer Shots, Landon currently serves as the technical director for VA United’s Academy program and director of the Star City Soccer Foundation. He and his wife, Meredith, have a boy named Mac and a girl named Elowen.
Soccer: Landon began playing soccer in the backyard chasing around all of his older siblings. He grew up playing soccer with Roanoke Star and then Patrick Henry High School before Hampden-Sydney College.
Other Interests/Hobbies: Landon’s favorite things, besides spending time with his family, outside of soccer are mountain biking and skiing.
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Coach Sara is from Coatesville, Pennsylvania. She began her soccer career when she was a teenager as a referee, and designed a youth soccer camp for underprivileged youth during her senior year of high school. While studying Health and Physical Education at East Stroudsburg University, she began coaching at the YMCA, then transitioning to coaching travel soccer after college with FC Pocono, both for programs for youth under 8. She moved to Virginia to pursue her teaching career in Health and Physical Education at Staunton River High School. During her time there, she coached the Girl’s High School team and served several positions as needed over the years, such as a High School Assistant Varsity, Head JV and Goalkeeper Coach. She also assisted with the SML Jets Travel Soccer Team. During her time at SRHS, she also coached Volleyball. She holds NSCAA/United Goalkeeper Coaches Level 1+2, USSF Soccer Class F, and NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach.
Soccer: Sara grew up playing soccer with her family from the time she was little at the YMCA, and another local program WBYA in later youth, then travel soccer for Spirit United Soccer Club. She then played soccer for Coatesville Area Senior High School.
Other Interests and Hobbies: Sara’s favorite hobbies outside of soccer are spending time with her husband and 3 dogs, fishing, gardening and watching all sports.
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