Our Coaches


Corey Hooper

Head Coach / Owner

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  • Played Club soccer in Dallas for Dallas Comets 1988-1989 (Dallas Classic League Division One Champions)
  • Played Semi-Pro for Addison Arrows 1989-1990 (USISL National Champions)
  • Played Collegiately for The Master’s College 1990-1991 (NAIA- National Championship Finalist)
  • Played professional for Dallas Sidekicks 1993-1994 (National Championship Team – CISL)
  • Played professional for Texas Lightning 1994-1996 (USL National Semi-Final Team)
  • Coached U11G, U13G, U15B, U19B  TX Lightning 1993-1996 Soccer Club (Dallas Classic League)
  • Coached Olympic Development Program Teams 1992-1995 North Texas State Staff Coach
  • Director of Coaching Texas Stars Soccer Club 2000-2003  (Dallas Classic League)
  • Founder/Director of Coaching – Azzurri Soccer Club 2010-2012
  • Varsity Men’s Head  Coach – Grace High School 2015-2016   (State Semi-Finalists)
  • FC Dallas ETX U11 Girls Age Group Coach 2015-Present


  • USSF National “C” Coaching License 1993-Present


Carter Lackey

Kory Hudson

Coach / Trainer

Kory developed a passion for soccer from an early age. It started with kicking the ball around with a couple friends and developed into a lifestyle. He played with the Azzuri football club in Tyler and his hard work ethic and physicial play allowed him to make up for skill during his time at Robert E. Lee High School.

He was drawn to South American styled football which has translated into his coaching style. His previous coaching experience with summer camps around Tyler has allowed a smooth transition into his first completed year at Next Level Soccer. In Kory’s words, “As a coach, I want to create an environment that encourages and pushes athletes to be the best version of him or herself on and off the field, and to find the wisdom to grow in every opportunity, good or bad.”

Kory is also a massive Manchester City and FC Dallas Supporter.

Notable Accomplishments

  • NASE level 1 Speed, Agility and Strength certification.
  • National “E” License Certifcation


Cristian Hooper

Cristian Hooper

Coach / Trainer

Cristian Hooper is a local Tyler soccer talent and up and coming coach. For being only 18 years old, his extensive history of working with small children includes his church’s children ministry, vacation Bible schools, summer camps, and soccer camps at Grace Community High School.

He was an All-State and All-District player for Grace High School in both soccer and Football.  Cristian will be attending college in California next year.

Growing up playing for and coaching with his dad, Corey Hooper, has made him a valuable asset to the Next Level Soccer staff.

Notable Accomplishments

  • 5 Years of Camp Coaching
  • 1 Year of Personal Training Experience

Chestley Strother

Chestley Strother

Coach / Trainer

Chestley completed her record-setting career with the UT Tyler Patriots as the all-time leader in points (86), assists (32), shots (276) and with 13 game-winning goals.

Chestley earned NSCAA All-America second-team honors after also being named the ASC Midfielder of the Year by scoring eight goals and leading the nation with 17 assists.

Notable Accomplishments

  • USSF National “F” Coaching License
  • NSCAA All-American (2015)
  • NSCAA All-West Region (2013, 14, 15)
  • ASC Midfielder of the Year (2015)
  • UT Tyler all-time assist leader (32)
  • First Team All-ASC (2013, 14, 15)
  • Second Team All-ASC (2012)
  • ASC Offensive Player of the Week (9/18/2015)

Shaylee Anaya


Shaylee has always had a vibrant passion for soccer. The passion has allowed her to develop an arsenal of attributes that she beleives will help her in her career. Shaylee graduated from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas and now attends Tyler Junior College on a full scholarship. She possesses a vast experience of competition over the years including many achievements with club and school level.

She has been a part of many clubs in her time including: Tyler Azzurri SC (Tyler TX) 2007-2011, Eclipse Soccer Club (Houston) – State Classic League January 2011-May 2011, Albion hurricanes (Houston) ECNL 2011-2012, Sports group one (Katy) 2012-Present , Cinco Ranch High School (Katy) 2013-2017, Albion hurricanes (Houston) ECNL 2015 and now Tyler Junior College.

She beilves her growth has been attributed to many great coaches and by understanding the fundamentals of soccer over the years. Shaylee would like to be a sports agent one day to accomodate her love soccer and her passion for finding different opportunities in life.

Shaylee has been at Next Level Soccer for only few months, but has been a valuable asset to the team.


Notable Accomplishments

  • Plano Labor Day Champions 2009
  • State Classic League Runners Up 2011
  • 3 time State Finals 6a High School Final 4 2014- 2015 & 2016
  • 2015 Sports Group One Players Player U19 Girls
  • 2015-2016  Houston chronicle Player of the year
  • All-State Athlete
  • 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 MVP
  • 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 Playoff Hardest Worker
  • 1st Team All-State

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