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.
Derek Rhodes, Coaching Director: 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.
Dusty Rhodes, Technical Director: 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.
Drew Rhodes, Staff Coach: 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.
Trisha Rhodes, Staff Coach: Certification 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.
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 Ledgeview with her husband Shaun, Adaiah 8, and Karstaen 5. Although she is busy with her family you can still occasionally spot Bree at Quarry Park training this exceptional group of girls.
Catie Schmitt, Staff Coach: Certification USSF E
Catie is now in her sixth year as a Coach at De Pere 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 a nursing with Aurora.
Scott DeGroot, Staff Coach: Certification 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.
Andrew Birder, Staff Coach: Certification USSF D
Coach Birder played was a starter at St. Norbert College before an injury cut short his playing career. He attended Notre Dame Academy where he was a 2 time all conference and 2 time all area high school 98', 99'. He was also selected to the Masonic All-Star game in 99'. Coach Birder played his club ball right here with De Pere Select and he also played oversees with North American Soccer Ambassadors competing in Netherlands and France 1996.
Coach Birder started his coaching career as a Student Volunteer Coach at UW-Oshkosh, where they made the Final Four in 2003 and were ranked #2 in the country. He has been a staff coach at camps for UWO, UWGB and NDA. Before joining De Pere Select, he coached at NDA, GB Lightning and Allouez.
Coach Birder is a realtor and lives in De Pere with his Fiance Ashley and their son Grayson.
Brad Nycz, Staff Coach: Certification USSF D
Brad joined our coaching staff in 2018. He was a four year varsity letter winner playing High School soccer in Milwaukee. After spending some summer training time with the Badgers in 1995 (year they won the national championship), he made the decision to attend UW-Stevens Point eventually leading the team in his senior season to a trip to Nationals in Arizona.
After college, Brad coached several Premier teams ages U12 - U18, both boys and girls, over 7 years in the Milwaukee area. In 2006, Brad and his family moved to the Green Bay area where he coached a premier team that had 8 of the 15 players go on to play at the collegiate level.
Andy Caelwaerts, Staff Coach: Certification USSF E
Andy Steger, Staff Coach: Certification USSF D
Ann Maki, Staff Coach: Certification USSF E
Jesse Pfaff, Staff Coach: Certification USSF D
Nick Bona, Staff Coach: Certification USSF E
Rob Page, Staff Coach: Certification USSF E
Tod Maki, Staff Coach: Certification USSF D
Wade Dozier, Staff Coach: Certification USSF C
Dan Nelson, Goalkeeper Coach: Certification USSF E
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