Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Chad

Coach Chad

Owner/Executive Director

Coach Chad graduated from Klein High School and earned a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Health Administration from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. As team captain his junior and senior year, Chad helped lead the Mustangs to multiple conference championships and a National tournament appearance. Chad then moved to Virginia Beach to play two professional seasons with the Mariners, and then spent the next five seasons with the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer League.

As the owner and executive director of Soccer Shots Woodlands, Chad is passionate about coaching kids of all ages and enjoys the opportunity to serve and give back to the youth of his hometown.

Coach Harley

Coach Harley

Director of Training

Coach Harley is a graduate of Sam Houston University where she majored in kinesiology with a minor in marketing. In Coach Harley’s role as Director of Training, she trains new coaches and ensures accurate curriculum execution.

Harley’s goals are to become a physical education teacher, and she hopes to one day continue her education to become a physical therapist and work with wounded warriors.

Harley has played soccer since she was four years old. She played four years of varsity soccer at Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas were she was first team all-district. Harley was a D1 and Premium defensive player for eight years with the Lions competitive soccer club in Schertz, TX; she also played on a co-ed adult team.

Harley enjoys working with children to help them develop physical literacy and good movement skills as these are important aspects for early childhood development. In addition to this, she wants to help each child to develop in themselves integrity, trust, honesty, courage, self-esteem, as well as cultivate the love to play soccer. In Harley’s free time she enjoys hanging out with family and her five dogs.

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah

Director of Partner Services

Sarah Black comes to us all the way from Hershey, Pennsylvania! She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Kutztown University, where she also played 4 years of collegiate soccer.
She has worked for Soccer Shots for the past 3 years in various positions across the country. Her energetic personality is infectious and she is extremely passionate about impacting the lives of children through a game she has played her entire life.
We are so excited to have Coach Sarah as part of our team, so if you see her on Soccer Island, be sure to give her a big high-five!

 

Coach Remy

Coach Remy

Director of Coaching

Coach Remy is a University of Houston graduate (Go Coogs!), where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Remy grew up playing soccer here in The Woodlands area. He played most of his soccer recreationally, which he continues doing today. He also plays and coaches softball competitively.

With a 4-year-old daughter of his own, Remy experiences first hand the early stages of childhood development. He loves helping children grow and makes having fun a priority during his soccer sessions. Family is everything to Remy, as he devotes his free time to his wife and daughter. His daughter, Aubrey, is an active Soccer Shots participant. Our curriculum has helped her not only in soccer, but in other stages of her life as well.

As a former restaurant manager, and more recently a Children’s Museum manager, Remy has always found himself in a leadership role. Remy loves to coach and prides himself on his patience and outgoing personality. He hopes to encourage children to believe in themselves, and further develop their physical performance through a game he loves dearly.

Coach Saul

Coach Saul

Coach

Coach Saul graduated from Caney Creek High School where he played on the JV and varsity soccer teams. Saul is currently studying sports marketing at Lonestar College – Montgomery where he is also playing goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team.

Coach Saul began playing soccer at the age of four, and joined his first school team in junior high. He sent his early years learning to play soccer with a plastic bottle filled with rocks and trash cans!

On coaching for Soccer Shots, Saul says, “It’s amazing seeing what kind of impact Soccer Shots has on the children. It’s great to teach the beautiful game to the next generation and make a difference in their lives.”

In his free time, Coach Saul likes hanging out with friends, playing soccer, running, and going to state parks.

Coach Olivia

Coach Olivia

Coach

Coach Olivia is currently majoring in education at Sam Houston State University where she hopes to become a middle school English teacher before working towards a principal position.

A graduate of Klein High School, Olivia participated in two years of elective classes that allowed her to work with preschool aged children and shadow-teach in a middle school classroom. She was also involved with athletics—playing soccer for ten years where her favorite position was goalkeeper. During the summers when she was not playing soccer, Olivia worked as a nanny for children ranging from elementary school all the way to high school.

Olivia loves working with children and enjoys teaching them new skills. Her favorite part of working with children is hearing all the funny, honest thoughts they share!

Coach Derek

Coach Derek

Coach

Coach Derek graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land. He is currently a senior at Sam Houston State University with a major in Marketing.

Coach Derek started playing soccer at the age of 6 and played throughout his youth as a Goalie. Coach Derek also played other sports, such as basketball and tennis. He loves the outdoors and being active.

Coach Derek’s favorite part about being a Soccer Shots Coach is seeing the kids every week and seeing their huge smiles when he picks them up for soccer!
In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with dogs, playing sports, and listening to music.

Coach Kristin

Coach Kristin

Coach

Coach Kristin graduated from Klein High School in 2017 and has played soccer since she was nine years old. In addition to her role as a Soccer Shots coach, Kristin is also a certified EMT and has aspirations to become a paramedic. So, your little is in good hands!

Coach Kristin loves teaching children new things and has plenty of experience with THREE younger brothers. Her favorite part of coaching is becoming “best buds” with her kiddos.

In her free time, Kristin enjoys adventures and playing with her Great Dane doggo.

Coach Casey

Coach Casey

Coach

Coach Casey graduated from Cypress Woods High School where he played varsity soccer. He was also a two-year member of PALs, a leadership elective where high school students mentor elementary and middle school students throughout the year. Casey is currently studying basic studies at Lonestar College – Woodlands.

Casey has been playing soccer since he was four and joined club soccer when he was ten. His favorite position was outside mid.

In his free time Casey enjoys photography, being outdoors, traveling, and hanging with friends. He loves working with children – building their skills, watching them develop, and sharing his love for the game. Being a Soccer Shots coach has filled his days with smiles – those he receives from the kids and those they bring to him.

Coach Stefanie

Coach Stefanie

Coach

Coach Stefanie grew up in Nederland, TX where she played on the girls JV and varsity teams for Nederland high school. She then went to Stephen F. Austin State University and earned her degree in Health Science and hopes to become a physical therapist.
Stefanie has been playing soccer since she was four and continued to play intramural and club soccer while she attended SFA.
Stefanie hopes that coaching soccer can help kids become more confident in themselves and open up to others just like it helped her when she started playing.
In her free time Stefanie enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and watching scary movies.

Coach Samantha

Coach Samantha

Coach

Coach Samantha has been playing soccer since she was just four years old! A former Division I player, she was also the youngest licensed referee in her home state of Louisiana. Now a resident of Tomball, she plays on an indoor co-ed team and enjoys adult pickup games.

Samantha has been babysitting since she was twelve years old and was drawn to be a Soccer Shots coach for the opportunity to encourage children in a positive way while developing a love for the game of soccer.

Coach Samantha is currently working towards her Occupational Therapy degree and hopes to one-day work with disabled children and veterans.

Coach Tori

Coach Tori

Coach

Before becoming a Texan, Coach Tori lived in Colorado and Ohio where she had many opportunities to advance her soccer career. As a high school player in CO, her club team won a regional and state title, ranking her team 17th in the nation. She also played for the women’s team at Bowling Green State University where she helped them win the MAC regular season and tournament.

Now a marketing student at Sam Houston State University, Tori continues to play for fun while spending time with her family and her bulldog, Phoebe.

Coach Tori’s favorite part about being a Soccer Shots coach is watching the kids develop new skills while having fun!

Coach Liz

Coach Liz

Coach

A native of Cuba, Coach Liz grew up in Miami where she was an avid soccer and flag football enthusiast. She moved to Houston in 2019 and played soccer her senior year for Klein Collins High School.

The eldest of four children, Liz grew up playing with and caring for her younger siblings—and also volunteered in daycares as a teen. “Each child is different in their own way, and they come up with the funniest ideas, which always puts a smile on my face. I am glad I get to part of their growth and learning at Soccer Shots!”, says Coach Liz.

Liz is also a graduate of the Montgomery County Fire Academy and is actively pursuing a career in firefighting.

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