Meet Our Coaches

Rachel Raley - Coach/Owner

Former Texas A&M soccer player (4 years) 2007-2010.  Won 2 Big XII Championships in 2007 and 2010 with 4 NCAA tournament appearances making it to the Elite Eight in 2008 and the Sweet Sixteen in 2009.  Graduated with a degree in Finance from Texas A&M in 2011 but her passion has been and always will be centered around soccer.  Has U-17, U-20 and U-23 USA Women's National team experience.  4 years experience coaching U11-U13 competitive soccer teams as well as 10 years experience coaching 2-6 year olds.  Soccer and coaching are her passion and she aims to share the game she loves with as many people as she can.  Hopes to help build and grow a soccer culture in the BCS area

We have a great coaching staff comprised of current/former A&M soccer players, club soccer players, A&M students and young adults who share a passion for soccer and teaching little ones.

Krista Grimes


1st season with Hot Shots! Krista grew up in Fort Worth and played recreational soccer in elementary school. She picked soccer back up again in high school and played 3 years on the varsity level and 4 years on a club team. Krista graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 with a degree in Zoology, and went on to work for the education department at a zoo. She spent 6 years writing and leading zoo field trips, sleepovers, and summer camps for students ages 3-22. Sharing her passions and teaching students are some of the things she loves to do most! Krista loved that her dad was always so involved with her soccer team, and she wanted to be able to offer the same experience to her daughter, Frances. Frances is an "itty-bitty" this year and Krista is so excited to get to spend fun, quality time with her and the other kiddos! We are so excited to add Krista to our coaching team this season!

Maddie Heth


1st season with Hot Shots. Maddie is a Senior at Texas A&M studying Communication and English. She is from Flower Mound, TX. Maddie has a passion for hanging out with kids and being outside. She spent the past two summers working at Sky Ranch and has had the privilege of getting to spend that time playing with and serving kids of varying ages! Maddie is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta at Texas A&M and served as the chaplain for the year of 2019. She loves spending her time outside at the park, kicking a soccer ball, playing spikeball or throwing a frisbee with her friends. Maddie will return to Sky Ranch after graduation to continue growing in her love for camping ministry and serving children. She is so excited to spend this season with Hot Shots and cannot wait to get to know more kids in the B/CS area!

Kendall Bates


3rd season with Hot Shots. Kendall is a Sophomore on the Aggie Soccer team from Melissa, Texas. She's been playing soccer for over 13 years and competed with several powerhouse clubs in North Texas before coming to Texas A&M.. Now she will be playing with the Aggies and coaching Hot Shots. She is majoring in communications with a minor in sports management. She has experience coaching at Aggie Soccer camp and has done numerous individual skills lessons. We are so excited to have Kendall back with us this season! Our littlest classes sure do love her!

Jordan Burbank


1st season with Hot Shots. Jordan is a Junior goalkeeper on the Aggie Soccer Team. She is from Edmond, OK and played competitively with Tulsa Hurricane and Oklahoma Energy. She has loads of experience working with young kids through Aggie Soccer camps, FCA camps and private lessons. She is currently majoring in Management PreLaw and hopes to go to law school in the future. She is super excited to be a part of Hot Shots this season and having the opportunity to teach our kiddos! 

Loni Byers


1st season with Hot Shots. Loni is in graduate school at Texas A&M studying Sport Management. Originally from Southern California, she has been in Texas for the past 5 years as she played soccer at Angelo State University from 2014-2017 while earning her bachelors degree. Loni loves children and passing down her knowledge and love of the game of soccer! She's excited to work with our Hot Shots and have the opportunity to love on them and build them up as soccer players and stars on and off the field.

Cate Miller


1st season with Hot Shots. Cate is a Senior at Texas A&M University studying Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Neuroscience. She grew up in Flower Mound, TX and loves being with children! She has worked 3 summers for Pine Cove's Camp in the City as a counselor, health assistant and senior counselor. Camp in the City combines her passions of traveling, serving the local church and being around kids. She hopes to pursue camp ministry full time one day! She has volunteered for CASA Voices for Children, Courtney Cares equine therapy and Baylor Scott & White throughout her college years. Cate enjoys road trips, learning and hanging out with her friends and family! Cate is so excited to use her heart for kids and teaching and step into the role of coaching this season! 

Penny Heth


1st season with Hot Shots. Penny is a Junior at Texas A&M studying Nutrition. She is from Flower Mound, TX. Penny is passionate about hanging out with kids of all ages spending time outside. She spent her first two years of college at Kilgore College dancing on the Kilgore College Rangerettes dance/drill team. While on the Rangerettes, Penny taught various summer camps to kids of all ages. At the camps she facilitated games and taught basic dance skills. Penny is a member of Kappa Alpa Theta at Texas A&M. Penny loves to relive her soccer days by going to the park with friends and playing for fun and exercise! Penny will be working at Sky Ranch this summer, as a camp counselor, where she will strive to help young kids grow in ministry and have fun! She is looking forward to spending this season with Hot Shots and cannot wait to get to know and have fun with kids in the B/CS area!

Emily Thurston


1st season with Hot Shots. Emily is graduating this Spring from Texas A&M with a degree in mathematics and a minor in business. She is from Austin, TX and has been an avid soccer player since childhood. Emily traveled all over with her Colorado Rush ECNL team before moving to Texas and playing for Lonestar Soccer Clubs ECNL team. She now enjoys playing intramural soccer with friends and is so excited to share her love of soccer with the kids in her class!

Autumn Forbes


2nd season with Hot Shots. Autumn is a sophomore at Texas A&M University studying Kinesiology in hopes of pursuing a career as a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. She grew up in Austin, TX playing soccer for Lonestar Soccer Club and later became a captain of her high school team. She now continues to play on an intramural team with her two younger siblings who also play soccer. Autumn has a passion for anything that has to do with children! She has worked with them in a variety of settings including teaching swim lessons during the summer and serving as a counselor at Camp Lone Star. She is excited that she gets to combine her love of soccer with her love for children through Hot Shots this season! We are so excited to add Autumn to our team!

Kyra Martinez


2nd season with Hot Shots. Kyra is a Sophomore at Texas A&M University studying Child Professional Services. She is originally from Austin, TX and has always had a heart for working with kids. Playing sports was always a big part of her life growing up and she is so thankful for this opportunity to continue her love of teaching. Her Junior and Senior year of high school she had the privilege of teaching swimming lessons to 3-15 year olds Waterloo Swimming in Austin. She has always had a passion for teaching and has always spent time around the soccer field growing up. Kyra loves spending time outdoors, enjoying time with her family and friends, and doing anything that involves being around people and pretty places. She has always had a passion for running and has recently registered for her first half marathon in the spring. She will love to spend time with your kids while teaching them the love of the game!!

Jenna Byers


4th season with Hot Shots. Senior on the Aggie Soccer team! Jenna is majoring in International Studies with minors in both Spanish and Business. She is from Tulsa, OK where she was a 4 year captain of her club team, TSC Hurricane 98 ECNL Club. She also played soccer AND field hockey for her high school, Holland Hall. She currently volunteers with Big Brother Big Sister of Brazos Valley. She hopes to start grad school in the Fall at the Bush School. She loves soccer, school, her friends, family and God. We are thrilled to have Jenna back with us again this Spring!

Stephanie Daniels


1st season with Hot Shots. Stephanie is a Freshman at Texas A&M studying International Studies and Arabic. She is hoping to one day work in counter terrorism overseas. Stephanie has been playing club soccer for 15 years and was committed to play at Vassar College in New York before deciding to come to Texas A&M. While this is her first season with Hot Shots, she has coached soccer before at various soccer camps in Austin. She loves meeting new people and is super excited to share her love for soccer with other kids!

Daria Britton


1st season with Hot Shots. Daria is a sophomore on the Texas A&M soccer team. She is originally from San Antonio, TX where she has been playing soccer for over 14 years. She has always loved working with kids and has worked many Aggie Soccer camps - one of the best soccer camp experiences in the country! On top of her soccer career, Daria is wanting to pursue a career in occupational therapy. We are thrilled to have Daria join us this Fall!

Kayla Ragusa


2nd season with Hot Shots. Kayla is a senior at Texas A&M University studying Communications with a minor in Business. She grew up in Cypress, TX playing for Albion Soccer Club while playing all 4 years for her high school soccer team where she collected many leadership awards. Her love for soccer continues still today as she plays on an intramural team with her roommates at A&M. She is very passionate about working with kids. Kayla has been a nanny during her summers throughout college. In high school she helped out with the Cy Fair Soccer Association summer camp each year. She's excited to have an opportunity to get back on the soccer field teaching her kids! She is so excited to be joining our Hot Shots team this season and we are lucky to have her!

Joe Sellers


5th season with Hot Shots. Joe grew up in College Station playing soccer since he was 3. He started playing club soccer at the age of 10 and was on varsity all 4 years of High School. He also played semi-pro throughout high school. He has been coaching and training kids and adults for 7 years. He volunteers with youth at Grace Bible Church and works summers on staff at Sky Ranch christian camps. Joe loves working with kids and old oldest kids LOVE having Joe as their coach!

Delanie Powell


2nd season with Hot Shots. Senior Civil Engineering major with a minor in Business. Delanie has big plans to own her own consulting firm one day! She is originally from Dallas, TX where she's been playing soccer since she was 10 years old. She played both for her high school team and at the competitive level. She loves interacting with people, especially kids, and has enjoyed her time working at a day care for the past few summers. Delanie is a welcomed addition to our Hot Shots coaching team this season bringing her love of soccer and kids out to the field!

Macy Burch


1st season with Hot Shots Soccer. Macy is a freshman Kinesiology major at Texas A&M hoping to pursue a career in physical therapy. She is from Austin, TX and played soccer for 14 years prior to attending A&M both competitively and for school. She played for Lonestar Soccer Club out of Austin and helped captain her team to win a National Championship in the President's Cup. Macy is so excited to get back on the field to continue to share her love of the game and be able to coach your kiddos this season for Hot Shots!


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