Chris has been involved with coaching soccer for over 20 years. He played collegiately at William and Mary (1992-1995). He went on to play professionally for five years primarily with the Hampton Roads Mariners. He also spent time in England with Crystal Palace of the Barclays Premier League. Chris has coached all ages beginning with the 1st touch Soccer Academy at 2 years. He has coached teams at the club level with Colonial FC, VA Rush, VA Legacy and Tidewater Sharks. He served as assistant coach with The College of William and Mary (Undergrad Assistant) and as Head Assistant Men’s Coach at Christopher Newport University. Chris holds a USSF C License and coaches the U14 Girls ECNL Regional League.
Martin, originally from England, came up through the youth system at Nottingham Forest FC, from U8 all the way up to playing for the first team. Martin moved to the US in 2006, where he played collegiately for Longwood University winning many honors (2006-2010). During the 2007-2009 summers, Martin played for Ottawa Fury in the PDL. He also represented Great Britain in 2007, at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand, scoring against Morocco. After college he served as Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College while completing his MBA. He holds a USSF B License, English Football Association Level 2 License, United Soccer Coaches DOC, Club Development, GK Level 1 and Futsal Level 1 Diplomas. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the club, Martin coaches the U13 Boys NPL, U17 Boys NPL and U17 Girls ECNL Regional League.
Born and raised in Williamsburg, Michael Boyko played his youth soccer with Williamsburg Soccer Club, Colonial FC, and Legacy SC. At the U-16 level, his team won Gold in indoor soccer at the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans. He played three years of varsity soccer at Lafayette High School; receiving first team honors for the Bay Rivers District on two occasions. After high school, Michael played at Bridgwater College for their ’08 and ’09 seasons. Before he began coaching, Michael was very familiar with Williamsburg’s soccer culture. He played in the summer leagues at Bush Field, and later at the WISC where he has been playing regularly since the doors opened in 2000. He has been coaching with the Tidewater Sharks since the fall of 2012, acquiring a NSCAA Level 5 Diploma and a USSF E-License. Michael the directs the AP Sharks Boys Program and coaches the U11 and U16 Boys NPL.
Yorktown Sharks Director
Travis has been coaching soccer for over 20 years. He was a VHSL all-state goalkeeper at Tabb High School and went on to play for the club team at Clemson University in the late 80’s. Upon graduation, he began his coaching career with the Yorktown United Soccer club (U12 -U17B) and later played key coaching roles in the varsity girls’ programs at both Tabb and Grafton high school in the mid-late 90’s. He then spent 4 years coaching for the Virginia Rush Soccer Club in their developmental and travel programs before accepting an opportunity to become Director of Coaching @ Yorktown FC Soccer Club in 2011. He and his other volunteer coaches helped grow the club to over 200+ players and played a pivotal role in the success of the 01G YFC Freedom and 05B YFC Attack teams for many years. Travis holds a USSF E-license, GK level 1 license, and continues to be a strong advocate for COERVER coaching methods. In addition to overseeing the Yorktown based teams, Travis hopes to remain active with coaching within the 2005B age group.
Ashley, originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, played competitive youth soccer with Empire SC and Heat FC. She went on to play at Bluefield College where she was awarded Defensive MVP. After graduation, Ashley began her coaching career with Auburn High School for 5 years and assisted coached at her alma mater, Bluefield College for one season. During her time at Auburn, Ashley was awarded the 2019 VHSL 1A All State Coach of the Year, 4-time All Conference/District 2A/1A Coach of the Year, and led her team to a successful 2019 State Championship just after receiving her Masters in Sports Administration. Since then, she moved to Williamsburg and joined the coaching staff with the Tidewater Sharks and has since coached the 2001 Girls, 08/09 City Girls, and the AP Girls Soccer Program.
Goalkeeper & Sport Performance Director
Coach Cook has been with the Tidewater Sharks for what will be his 7th year. Cook grew up in Southwestern Virginia and played competitively for SWVA Rush. Following high school he played four years collegiately as a goalkeeper at NAIA Division 1 Bluefield College where he graduated with a Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science in 2014. From 2015-2018 Cook coached 4 VISAA D2 All-State Goalkeepers on both the Girls’ and Boys’ sides (2 respectively). Prior to being named club goalkeeper director, Cook has served in many various roles throughout the club and currently with the 2006 Boys VPSL and 2005 Boys City. Justin is also the current head coach at Warhill High School. He brings over 20 years of playing experience as well 8 years of coaching experience.
Director of Rec Soccer
Born in California to a military family, PJ grew up playing soccer across the United States and in Italy. He played 2 years of soccer at York High School and after graduation began coaching in the local recreational soccer leagues. He has been coaching ever since, making stops in the York County Rec League, Legacy Rec League, and WISC/Sharks Rec League. We finally brought him on board to be the Director of Rec Soccer 2 years ago, and not only did he continue his coaching, he also began training for higher level coaching, most recently receiving his Grassroots Coaching License!
Michele stepped into this official role in March, 2020. She has worked behind the scenes as head team manager for a number of years, and as the club grew, we knew it was imperative to add administrator to our staff. Michele has been a Sharks parent for 8 years and all three of her sons, Kole, Kaleb and Kullen are part of the Sharks family. She is passionate about well organized activities for children with a clear and consistent voice to support parents who in turn support our Sharks players. Michele will work directly with parents and team managers to ensure the Sharks communication and organization is at the highest level.