About the Coaches

The three partners at The Pitch are Megan Adkins, Megan Skinner and Jess Hogan. As you read their bios, you’ll soon understand that their intense passion for the game of soccer and youth in the area led them to fulfill a special purpose: open a premier, five-a-side soccer facility for the Lexington community!  

The need was obvious. With the location and the timing nearly perfect, The Pitch quickly became a reality and opened its doors in November 2021.  

The three partners bring over six decades of impressive and dedicated soccer experience to The Pitch. This means they’ve planned, strategized, and scrutinized every detail of the facility to ensure the athlete’s soccer experience at The Pitch is the best it can be. This also means the athlete has experts in-house helping to guide them and design developmental training programs to meet their individual needs.    

The space is completely new; the turf is state-of-the-art and the aesthetics in the building are clean and bright. It’s a comfortable and beautiful facility for hosting leagues, camps, technical training and even birthday parties.

Megan Adkins

Megan Adkins is a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky and began her early soccer playing and refereeing days in the youth leagues in Jessamine County. Her varsity soccer career started at Sayre High School in Lexington (while just in the sixth grade) where she was a three-year varsity letterman by her freshman year.  Before her sophomore year Megan transferred to Lexington Catholic High School where she was a three-year Varsity letterman.  During her decorated high school career, Megan was a multi-year member of the All-District, All-Region, All-City, and All- State teams. 

For Lexington Catholic, she was a senior Captain, team MVP, received the Coaches Award, and during her senior year she led her team to the State Finals.  Megan was also a member of the Kentucky State Olympic Development Program (ODP) and played for the Kentucky Kickers Soccer Club for several years. After high school Megan joined the West Virginia University Women’s Soccer Program where she was a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll before injuries cut her career short. 

After her playing career was over, Megan became a member of the Gamma Beta Phi-Honors and Service Fraternity, the Sigma Tau Delta-English Honorary, the Sigma Delta Pi-Spanish Honorary, and was elected the Vice-President of the Inaugural Mountaineer Maniacs Student Athletic Booster Club at WVU. She furthered her education and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from West Virginia University College of Law.

After a couple of years in Denver, Colorado, Megan resettled in Lexington and began a family.  Megan has been heavily involved in youth soccer development, coaching teams at the YMCA, Lexington Youth Soccer Association, Woodford Youth Soccer Association, running youth camps, and is currently the Executive Director of Commonwealth Soccer Club.

Megan served three years as the varsity girl’s Assistant Head Coach for Lexington Catholic High School and helped lead the team to two consecutive state championship games. Megan is currently the head girl’s coach at Frederick Douglass High School where she laid a foundation for both academic and athletic success. Megan was named the 11 th Region Coach of the Year in her second year at Frederick Douglass.

Megan is thrilled and honored to be a part of The Pitch. She is dedicated to promoting a comprehensive, developmental soccer environment and love of the game for all ages. Megan and her husband Adam live in Lexington and have four children, which include three daughters and a son.  In her spare time Megan is a devoted member of her church, an avid WVU Mountaineer fan, and stays true to her Lexington roots by cheering on her beloved Wildcats. 

Megan Skinner

Megan Skinner grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas and attended Immaculata High School. She was a USYSA U-16 All American and was a Region II ODP player (U-14, 16 and 18) and a U-23 Region II ODP player. Megan was a four-year starter at the University of Creighton, Captain in 1994 and MVP her senior year.

Megan coached for 10 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Megan was also the girl’s Director of Coaching and Player Development for two different youth soccer clubs in Nebraska (Capital Soccer Association) and Kentucky (Commonwealth).

She currently serves as the U-18 coach for the Lexington Futbol Club (LFC). Megan holds a USSF A coaching license and has previously coached on the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region II staff. Megan is starting her sixth year as the girl’s Assistant Varsity Coach with the Lady Knights Soccer Club.

Megan is married to UK volleyball coach, Craig Skinner. They have three children: Sophie (16), Izzy (13) and Eli (11). Megan enjoys being active and was an avid runner who had qualified for the Boston Marathon.

Jessica Hogan

Jess Hogan grew up in St. Louis and played for the prestigious Busch Soccer Club, contributing to many regional championships, and being named Player of the Year before garnering a full ride Division I college scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jess earned numerous accolades while in college which led to her being called up to the U-19 and U-21 United States National teams. While in camp, playing a friendly against the women’s United States National team, Jess tore her ACL, which led to a red shirt year in college.

Jess went on to play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League for the New Jersey Wildcats, the St. Louis River City FC, and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Jess is the owner and founder of Xponent Sports Performance, and the author of “Master Your Mind Game,” an interactive workbook for female athletes. She is the Director of the Lexington Futbol Club Girl’s Academy (LFC). She has coached a variety of age groups for Commonwealth and LFC for the last 12 years.

Jess is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer. She holds a National D Soccer Coaching License and is a Multi-Directional Speed Instructor as well as a Certified Speed and Agility Coach.

Jess is dedicated to using her expertise and experience as an elite athlete to help youth athletes achieve their peak performance goals on the field and in life.

Jessica is married to Matt Hogan and they have three children.