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2014 Coaching Staff

The De Pere Select Soccer coaches are some of the most experienced, well-trained coaches in the area!  Find out more about them in their coaching biographies!  You will be amazed by the talented coaches that train our players!

DePere 2015 Coaching Staff

The DePere Select coaching staff is led by Coaching Director Derek Rhodes.  All coach's are carefully selected and certified.  Our staff has great passion to pass the game along to the next generation of players.  Our coaches will work hard individually and cooperatively to provide your young superstar with the tools to go to the next level.


Coaching Director Derek Rhodes Certification USSF B

Coach Rhodes recently graduated his U17 DePere Select Bay Alliance team after multiple Tournament Championships and a State Cup Semifinal Appearance 2012.  During 2012 both his U14 and U17 squads advanced through the group stages.
He completed his second year as the Men's Head Coach at St. Norbert College.  Just two years removed from a 2-16 season the Green Knights advanced to the Conference Final in 2013.  Coach Rhodes was an assistant during the Green Knights most decorated stretch 2002-2007.  During that time the Knights won three Conference Championships 2004, 2005, 2007.  They also qualified for the NCAA tournament 2004, 2005, 2006 including one year to the round of sixteen.
As a player Derek was a standout at DePere High School.  He started four years of division 1 at the University of Massachusetts.  As a co captain at UMASS he earned 2002 All First Team All-Atlantic 10, 2002 All New England Team and The Athletic Directors Honor Roll.  While he was at UMASS they were three time conference champions and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2001.
Derek played professionally in Brazil with Third division squad Art Sul, Rio De Janeiro.  Locally Derek was on on the Milwaukee Wave Reserve roster.
Coach Rhodes earned his B.S. in Economics from UMASS.  He is the General Manager at The Sports Emporium & Coaching Director for DePere Select.  He lives in DePere with his wife Mandy and two year old Addison.

U13 Girls Red, Bob Rickards Certification: USSF D

Bob Rickards has been involved in soccer for over 35 years. This includes high school, some college and amateur leagues. Bob has 25 years of coaching experience which includes: recreation, competitive and adult men and women's teams. His overall high school record is (388-200-63), and was select Bay Conference Coach of the year (2002), Fox River Valley Coach of the Year (2005-07,2009) and Press Gazette All Area Coach of the Year (2005,2007-09). He has been the head Coach of Notre Dame Academy since 2004 where he had compiled an overall (307-117-45) record and (61-15) post season record.  Bob coached the NDA boys team to back to back state championships in 2007-08. He coached the boys Notre Dame team to the 2013 WIAA State Runner Up spot and the girls to a 2011 WIAA State Runner Up spot. 
Bob was a licensed official who was certified in USSF, WIAA and NIOSA until 2006. 
Additionally Bob has served as the Green Bay Lighting Coach director.  He resides in Green Bay with his wife Joey and three kids.  Together they live in the Allouez area with children Libby, Charlie, and Evy.

U11 & U14 Girls Red & White, Drew Rhodes, Certification: USSF D

Drew has been a DePere Select Staff coach for over 10 years at multiple age levels.  Drew is the Varsity Assistant for both the Boys and the Girls teams at DePere High School.  Drew has been instrumental in multiple state appearances with the girls program.  Prior to that he served as the JV coach at Ashwaubenon high School.  
Drew played for DePere Select up to age 12.  At that time he made the commitment to commute to Milwaukee to play for the Kickers National Team.  At Milwaukee Kickers he won three Wisconsin State Cup Championships, placed second at Regionals, won the Surf Cup, and also won the Blue Chip tournament.
As a collegiate player Drew spent two years at Edgewood College.  His junior year he transferred to St. Norbert College where he joined his father Dale, head coach, and brother Derek assistant coach.  Together they finshed in the NCAA Division III Round of Sixteen.  During the extraordinaire season Drew finished 13th nationally in assists among all NCAA players.
Additionally Drew has served on the Milwaukee Wave's Summer Camp staff from 2001-2004.  He is also a Sports Emporium staff coach since 2006.

U15 Girls Midwest Regional  (MRL) Eric Gebhard, Certification: USSF D National

Coach Gebhard has been coaching club and high school soccer for over 20 years.  His tenure includes three years with Allouez Extreme U16-18 girls, DePere Select State Premier Boys U16-U18, perhaps he is most recognized for his current DePere Select girls program who regularly earn State League and MRL promotion at multiple age levels.  Recently Coach Gebhard's U17 girls finished Runner-up in the State Cup, 2013 after ousting the previous champion Red Star in the Semi's.  
Coach Gebhard also serves as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at St. Norbert College.  The Men finished runner up in the Midwest Conference tournament just two years removed from a 2-16 season.  He was the inaugural varsity coach for the Seymour Thunder Boys and Girls squads with first year victories over established programs such as Bay Port and Ashwaubenon.
As a player he was a three year varisty player at Green Bay East, team captain 1994.  He competed for the Akron Eagles (OH) men's majors and reserves as a forward.  Player/ manager of the Green Bay Kickers, the longest standing men's team in Green Bay, WI.
Additionally he served as the President of the Northern Wisconsin Soccer League for two years.  From 2007-2010 Gebhard trained with the Nike Equipment Testing team Portland, OR Campus.  The team was formed based on tryouts by former high school, college and professional players in the Portland area.  There he influenced the Nike 90 and Vapor shoe lines.

 

U16 Girls White Alissa Roff, Certification: USSF E

Alissa Roff is in her second year at DePere Select.  She also coached at Ashwaubenon High School as the Varsity Assistant for three years.
The crafty midfielder was a standout at Ashwaubenon high school.  Alissa also played collegiate soccer for the St. Norbert College Green Knights.  As a Green Knight Midfielder Alissa won multiple conference championships.

U16/17 MRL, Trisha Rhodes, Cert: USSF D

Coach Rhodes has 15 years experience with DePere Select.  Her teams have a reputation for regularly earning State League promotion at multiple age levels.  Coach Rhodes recently resigned her longstanding position as the Varsity Girls coach at DePere High School after twelve years.  During her tenure as the leader of the Lady Redbirds her teams were a fixture at the WIAA State Tournament including: Four WIAA Division 1 appearances, Two State Final Appearances, and Seven Conference Championships.
Coach Rhodes was a four year starter in the central midfield at Edgewood College.  Her career included two NCAA Tournament appearances.  Four time conference champion, three time conference tournament champion.

U16/17 Girls MRL Asst Coach Bree Rezacheck Certification USSF D

Bree if a familiar face to a lot of DePere Select families.  As a manager and administrator of The Sports Emporium Bree is part of the day to day operations of the club's 56,000 square foot indoor turf facility.
Bree was a stand out at Green Bay West High School as a four year all FRVC player and Press Gazette four year all area team.  She went on to play Division 1 soccer at University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  While attending UWGB she earned a degree in Human Development and Psychology.


As a coach she has been a part of the U15 girls team since U11.   Bree also coached varsity soccer at Ashwaubenon High School.  Recently after the arrival of her second child she has stepped back.  Bree resides in Green Bay with her husband Shaun, Adaiah 4, and Karstaen 1.  Although she is busy with her family you can still occasionally spot Bree at Quarry Park training this exceptional group of girls.

U17 Girls Red Team Catie Schultz Certification: USSF E 

Catie is now in her thrd year as a Coach at DePere Select.  Catie's high energy and passion for the game has elevated the girls play significantly in the past few years.  Coach Schultz also coached as the varsity assistant for one year at Ashwaubenon High School. 
As a player Catie played three years on the Varsity Squad at NEW Lutheran, two years as a captain.  Her collegiate career started with a three year stint at Wisconsin Lutheran College, 2006-2009.  In her senior year she made the commitment to "walk-on" at Division 1, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
Catie lives in Green Bay and is pursuing a nursing career.

U113 Boys Red Team & U12 Boys Red Team Dusty Rhodes, Certification: USSF B

Coach has been on the DePere Select Staff since 2007.  He recently graduated his U18 State Premier Boys team which included several area players who have gone on to play at a college level.  Dusty was a Varsity Assistant at Ashwaubenon from 2008-2011.  He served as an Assistant at St Norbert College 2012.  Dusty is the current Varsity Boys Coach at DePere High School.  
Dusty played for his father at DePere High School.  During that time they won a State Championship and also had a runner up year.  He received All State honors twice, All-Midwest once, during his Senior year he was a High School All-American.  Collegiately Dusty played Division 1 soccer at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

U11 Boys Derek Rhodes Certification USSF B

Coach Rhodes recently graduated his U17 DePere Select Bay Alliance team after multiple Tournament Championships and a State Cup Semifinal Appearance 2012.  During 2012 both his U14 and U17 squads advanced through the group stages.
He completed his second year as the Men's Head Coach at St. Norbert College.  Just two years removed from a 2-16 season the Green Knights advanced to the Conference Final in 2013.  Coach Rhodes was an assistant during the Green Knights most decorated stretch 2002-2007.  During that time the Knights won three Conference Championships 2004, 2005, 2007.  They also qualified for the NCAA tournament 2004, 2005, 2006 including one year to the round of sixteen.
As a player Derek was a standout at DePere High School.  He started four years of division 1 at the University of Massachusetts.  As a co captain at UMASS he earned 2002 All First Team All-Atlantic 10, 2002 All New England Team and The Athletic Directors Honor Roll.  While he was at UMASS they were three time conference champions and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2001.
Derek played professionally in Brazil with Third division squad Art Sul, Rio De Janeiro.  Locally Derek was on on the Milwaukee Wave Reserve roster.
Coach Rhodes earned his B.S. in Economics from UMASS.  He is the General Manager at The Sports Emporium & Coaching Director for DePere Select.  He lives in DePere with his wife Mandy and two year old Addison.

U12 Girls White Team Scott DeGroot USSF D

Coach DeGroot played varsity soccer for four years at Premontre.  During that time they were State Runners up four years in a row.  Then he went on to play one year at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. He continued to play Amateur Soccer in Green Bay with Team Miller and Green Bay Kickers.

Coach DeGroot has coached club soccer in the Green Bay Area for over 25 years with multiple clubs ages u11u-23.

Scott also coached track and cross country at St. Joe's Academy and Notre Dame.  Few people know Coach DeGroot was also the assistant Cross Country Coach at UWGB.  Scott's son is currently a midfielder at Carroll University.