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ABOUT US

Our Team

Meet Our Staff

Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the players and families at UDA. As a group we are diverse in our experiences and backgrounds but all have a common goal of providing high-quality coaching to student-athletes. 

Tyler Stockstill, Executive Director

Meet Our Coach Mentors

Sam Rogers
Jeremy Pillow

Jeremy is a Salt Lake City native and he has been playing soccer since middle school. His satisfaction for coaching is implementing a style of play, he believes is shows cohesion and understanding between the players and that the group is learning and committed to the style. He has been coaching with UDA since 2016. Jeremy's nickname is ‘JP’ and the best piece of advice he has ever received has been “you cannot control what happens to you but you can control how you react.”

Anna Papadopoulos

Anna was born in Salt Lake City and started playing soccer at the age of four. As a coach, she is satisfied when she sees something that she has been working on with her players executed in a game or scrimmage. She started coaching because she loves playing soccer and wanted to continue being part of the game. Anna has been coaching with UDA since 2017. Her nickname is ‘Pops’ and if she was a super-hero her power would be “speed at EVERYTHING.”

Libby Stockstill
Libby Stockstill

Libby was born and raised in Salt Lake City and she started playing soccer at the age of six. Libby’s satisfaction as a coach is watching players build confidence and skills to be successful and confident, especially into adulthood. She has been coaching with UDA since 2012. Her nickname is ‘Libs’. If she could eat anything for the rest of her life it would be ice cream and she would be happy living anywhere in the world as long as there is good food!

Caitlin Riley

Caitlin was born in Lake Forest, IL and she started playing soccer at the age of four. She started coaching because of her experience and because of her passion for the game. She enjoys watching her players develop on and off the field as a result of the environment her teams create together. She has coached with UDA since 2019. Her nickname is ‘Cait’ and if she could live anywhere in the world it would be Iceland. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, and painting when she is not coaching or playing soccer.

Julio Nava

Julio was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and he was five years old when he started playing soccer. He started coaching because he wants to help players reach their full potential and be a mentor for them. Julio has coached with UDA since 2019. If Julio was a superhero he would like to have telekinesis, super speed, telepathy and shapeshifting powers.

Elizabeth Mondragon

Elizabeth was born in Mexico and has played soccer since the age of 12. As a coach, she is most satisfied with seeing how much each player progresses as time goes by. She has been coaching with UDA since 2020. Her nickname is ‘Liz’ and if she can live anywhere in the world she would live in Spain.

Georgina Lara

Georgina was born in Michoacan, Mexico and started playing soccer at age 16. Her coaching style is respect and making her team a family. She started coaching with UDA in 2020. The best piece of advice she has ever received is “you will always regret more things you don’t do, then the things you go” and if she could live anywhere in the world it would be Fiji.

Javier Morales
Sasha Zaharoff

Sasha was born in Sacramento, CA and he started playing soccer at seven years old. He is most satisfied when his players learn something new that makes them feel like a better soccer player and he started coaching to share the love of soccer with young players. Sasha has been coaching with UDA since 2014. His nickname is ‘Soccer Jesus’ and when he is not coaching or playing soccer he enjoys mountain biking.

Roy Contreras

Roy was born in Watsonville, California and he started playing soccer at five years old. Roy's teaching style is player centered, he allows the players to learn from mistakes while guiding them through their own self discovery. He started coaching with UDA in 2014. If he could live anywhere in the world it would be in London and he would sing to Los Tigre’s del Norte at karaoke night.

Carlos Palestina

Carlos was born in Mexico City and was four years old when he started playing soccer. He enjoys coaching because he loves competition and winning but not more than he loves to see players develop. He has been coaching with UDA since 2016. Carlos' nickname is ‘Carlitos’ and if he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life it would be Shrimp Fried Rice. 

Patricio Fernandez

Patricio was born in Peru and was about four years old when he started playing soccer. As a coach, he is most satisfied when he sees kids go from barley kicking the ball to complete players. His nickname is ‘Pato’ and if he could live anywhere in the world it would be Puerto Rico. The best piece of advice he has received is “If you love something don't give up on it, unless you're not going to give it 100% anymore.

Moises Alvarado

Moises was born in Mexico and was 16 years old when he started playing soccer. His coaching style is developing the player by providing them with skills, technique, and work ethic that can help them on the field as well as in real life. He has been coaching with UDA since 2017. Moises nickname is “Coach Mo” and the best piece of advice he has received is “work hard if you want something in life.”

Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo was born in Caracas, Venezuela and was 11 years old when he started playing soccer. He started coaching for the love of the game and because of the impact great coaches had on him. He started coaching with UDA in 2019. The best piece of advice he has ever received is “what you think of yourself is more important than any opinion”. Eduardo's nickname is ‘Eddie’ and if he could live anywhere in the world it would be in the Dominican Republic.

German Nava

German was born in Mexico and he was six years old when he started playing soccer. When coaching he is satisfied with impacting lives as he gets involved with his players on and off the field. He cares about his players school work, chores, and treating their parents/peers/teachers etc. with the utmost respect. He has been coaching with UDA since 2019. Germans nickname is “Jr” and if he could live anywhere in the world he would choose Hawaii.

Chaise Shafer

Chaise was born in Provo, Utah and started playing soccer at three years old. He prefers his players to have a voice and set their goals together as his coaching style. He loves watching the creativity of young players and seeing things “click” for them on the field. Chaise started coaching with UDA in 2018. When he is not coaching or playing soccer he enjoys gaming, biking, and reading and if he could live anywhere in the world, it would be in a treehouse with WiFi.

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