MEET THE TEAM
Get to know some of the people that are making Coatesville a better place for our youth to call HOME.
VICE PRESIDENT & TREASURER
Shannon and Steve's lives revolve around their passion for children and their community in Coatesville, PA. The couple's three sons, have all attended Coatesville schools, and played sports for the Coatesville School District.
Shannon's dedication as a special educator for over two decades has given her a wealth of experience in working with children, particularly those with special needs. Her focus is on providing a safe and nurturing environment for kids, enabling them to unlock their full potential and thrive in their educational journey.
On the other hand, Steve's involvement as a youth football coach for the Coatesville Kid Raiders demonstrates his commitment to mentoring and guiding young individuals. Having experienced a challenging past himself, Steve understands the importance of instilling strong values, leadership qualities, and making sound decisions. His coaching approach extends beyond just sports training; he seeks to empower the youth with the necessary life skills that will lead to positive outcomes in various aspects of their lives.
In addition to coaching youth football, Steve's contributions to the community extend to training kids and young adults at the Scott Field Project Gym. This facility is more than just a place for physical fitness, but a space where young individuals can develop essential life skills and character traits. It serves as a positive outlet for the community's youth, fostering personal growth and better decision-making.
Overall, Shannon and Steve's combined efforts in education and coaching reflect their genuine concern for the well-being and development of the children in Coatesville. Their dedication to making a difference in young lives and providing opportunities for positive growth makes them valuable assets to their community.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Raised within a Coatesville family, Kayla quickly became immersed in the culture of Coatesville Athletics. Upon her Junior year at Coatesville Area Senior High School, she was offered a scholarship to play Division 1 softball for Rutgers University. Following her commitment, she was honored to be both a swimming and softball captain, as well as being decorated with All-State and All-Area honors.
As high school graduation approached in 2020, the world was left at a standstill and the Covid-19 Pandemic took over. This left Kayla with the challenge of preparing herself for her freshman debut, but in turn allowed her to make the connection with Shannon and Steve. Abiding by Covid-19 protocols, the Scott Field Project allowed Kayla to maximize her potential during a time of uncertainty and put her in the best possible position to succeed. After receiving her diploma, she began the next chapter of her life ‘On the Banks’ at Rutgers.
Leaving Coatesville to pursue her dreams was bittersweet, but Rutgers Athletics provided her with an athletic culture that resonated close to home. Through excellence, integrity, respect, accountability, and grit, Rutgers commends itself on building a championship culture that ignites a shared sense of pride and loyalty. She quickly knew that Rutgers was the place that she was meant to be.
After being at Rutgers for three years it started to dawn on her, there is only one left to go. She noticed a shift within herself to figure out the next steps in a real-life career. And by real, meaning one that didn't involve her lacing up her cleats every day. She began to feel like she was abandoning that little 6-year-old girl that dreamed of competing at the college level one day. As she continued to battle with the person she was becoming, one emotion still ran very strong. That feeling was the love for her city.
After a lot of self-reflection, the Scott Field Project provided Kayla with a place for her to call home again. Coatesville had instilled in her the strong sense of community, pride, and unwavering amounts of hard work and perseverance one must go through. And so, she continues to cherish her roots and be forever grateful for the town that shaped her into the person she is today.
With that being said, she realized that it was time for her to give back to her community, and more specifically its youth. In the Summer of 2023 and after the blessing of both Shannon and Steve, Kayla officially came on board as the Chief Operating Officer of Scott Field Project. She is certain that wherever this life takes her she holds a special place in her heart for the town she calls home. Now by joining SFP she will have a constant reminder of how remarkable the town that she grew up in is.
Kayla is now in her final year at Rutgers where she will be getting her degree in Sport Administration and closing out her softball career.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Born and raised amidst the town of Coatesville, Jordan quickly embraced the spirit of football and the camaraderie that defined his hometown. Little did he know the challenges he would face on and off the field that would mold him into the resilient individual that he is today.
From a young age, Jordan found his true calling on the football field. Once he got to Coatesville Area High School, he then found the thrill of playing for one of the toughest leagues in the state of Pennsylvania. Chasing victory with the Red Raiders ignited a fire within him, in 2018 he stood alongside his Coatesville Football family and captured both a Chesmont and District 1 title.
However, fate had something else in store for Jordan. During [semi final game against Downing-town west] he suffered from a torn ACL which not only ended his season prematurely but also challenged him with deciding what was in store for the rest of his life. The injury was not just physical; it tested his mental fortitude and questioned his unwavering dedication to the sport he loved.
As the months of rehabilitation stretched ahead, Jordan faced a crossroad. Instead of letting this injury set him back, he channeled the same determination that once fueled him on the field into his recovery process. With unwavering dedication and the support of his family, teammates, and coaches, he was able to gain a scholarship and play football for the Vulcans in California, Pennsylvania.
After 2 years the healing of his body and rebuilding his spirit allowed Jordan to discover a new perspective. It was then that he decided to hang up his cleats and pursue the next chapter of his life. Through volunteering with the Scott Field Project, he found fulfillment in coaching and mentoring, inspiring the next generation to pursue their dreams despite setbacks.
In 2022, the Scott Field Project funded to get Jordan his ISSA Personal Trainer Certification. He now works out of our newest gym, right in the heart of town, where he does open group and private training for our youth. His journey from a young football enthusiast to a resilient mentor is a source of inspiration for those who face adversity.
As he continues to contribute to his hometown's legacy, Jordan reminds us all that setbacks are merely stepping stones toward growth, and the true measure of a person lies in their ability to rise each time they fall.
YOUTH MENTORSHIP COORDINATOR
BOARD OF DIRECTORS