We are excited to announce the hiring of Nick Bona, as our Girls Academy Director.
Coach Nick Bona has been coaching with De Pere Select since 2012, and has worked with teams at all age levels within the club. Coach Bona is passionate about soccer and that passion rubs off on his players. He believes in challenging kids in a positive environment to enhance their abilities as a player and influencing their growth as individuals.
Coach Bona started his coaching career in 2009 after a stellar playing career at Notre Dame Academy and Marian University, where he earned multiple All-Conference nominations and All-State recognition. In addition to coaching at the club level, he has walked the sidelines for the girls soccer program at both De Pere & West De Pere High Schools.
The addition of Coach Bona signifies the growth of our Academy program and is part of our ongoing effort to increase the depth of quality and experience in our already fantastic Academy staff.
Coach Bona brings familiarity and years of soccer knowledge to the largest Academy Program in Northeastern Wisconsin. Having been apart of our Academy program as well as coached at all levels of our club, he is familiar with our players and families. We are very excited to have coach Bona lead our girls program at the Academy level.
"We are so excited to have Nick on board as our Girls Academy Program Director! Our players and families are so fortunate to have a Director with Coach Bona's experience, expertise and passion working with them! They will no doubt benefit greatly from his leadership!" – Derek Rhodes, DPS Director of Coaching
Coach Bona is another key component in our goal to create the best playing environment for young athletes in Northeastern WI. Providing guidance to our players, allowing them to explore their capabilities, while teaching the importance of leadership on and off the field.
"CAN'T WAIT!! I have worked with many of the girls in the past and I am excited for the future of the program." -Nick Bona Girls Academy Director