De Pere Select Soccer Club would like to thank Derek Rhodes for his tireless efforts as our Director of Coaching over the past 7 years and his help in establishing De Pere Select as one of the premier Youth Soccer Clubs in Northeastern Wisconsin. Derek has been involved with De Pere Select his entire life, beginning as a 10-year-old player and returning to De Pere Select as a Coach beginning at the age of 18. Besides directing all club aspects Coach Rhodes has had the chance to develop some of our most successful teams while guiding numerous players to distinguished collegiate careers and beyond.
We want to thank him for his endless dedication to the club and the time away from his family he has sacrificed to support the club. His leadership, has allowed the club to grow in many different ways over the years, including establishing the first accredited and now largest Academy Soccer Program in Northeastern Wisconsin, developing a club wide curriculum, adding a full time Technical Director, and mentoring countless young coaches, just to name a few.
In his new role as Executive Director, he will continue to be a resource for our club and its employees. As he steps back from the day-to-day operations of the club, it will allow him to focus on the future growth of De Pere Select.
Again, thank you Derek for all that you have and will continue to do for De Pere Select. Thank you Amanda (wife), Addison (daughter) & Dominic (son) for your sacrifice for the benefit of the club. As well as their newest addition to the family Finley!