Coaching Staff

"Play Hard, Play Fair, Play to Win, but most of all have fun!" - Tony DiCicco

Bob Rickards - Varsity Boys & Girls Head Coach

Bob Rickards has been involved with soccer for over 30 years. This includes high school, some college and amateur leagues. Bob has 29 years of coaching experience which includes: recreation, competitive and adult men and women. His overall high school record is (477-252-84(.586 %)), and was selected Bay Conference Coach of the year (2002), Fox River CC Coach of the Year (2005-09, 2015-16), Press Gazette All Area Coach of the Year (2005,07-09,2016) and Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Division 3 Girls Coach of the Year 2015. He has been the Head Coach of Notre Dame Academy since 2005 where he has compiled an overall (396-169-76, (.617%)) record and a (87-29, (.750%)) record in post season play. Bob coached the Boys team to back to back state championships in 2007-08, a state final in 2012, and the girls to two state finals in 2011 and 2015.

Bill VandeCastle - Assistant Boys Coach

Bill has been involved in soccer in the Green Bay area for the past 21 years as a coach, manager and club administrator. He has served as an assistant Junior Varsity and Varsity Coach with the Notre Dame Academy Men's Program since 2000. Bill holds a WYSA State "D" coaching license.

Nick Browne - Varsity Boys & Girls Assistant Coach

Nick Browne has been involved in soccer for over 28 years both as a player and a coach. His playing experience includes club, high school, and overseas tournaments. Nick currently holds the USSF "D" license. Prior to joining the NDA coaching staff, Nick coached for Green Bay Lightning. Nick has been coaching at Notre Dame Academy since the Spring of 2008. When Nick is not on the sidelines of NDA, you will find him spending time with his wife Arielle and daughter Lyla.

Emily Kaufmann - Junior Varsity Girls Coach

Emily Kaufmann, a 2011 Notre Dame Academy alum, has been involved in soccer for over 20 years as a player and a coach. Her playing experience includes club, high school, overseas tournaments and college. She has been coaching Junior Varsity at Notre Dame Academy since the Spring of 2016.


Matt Melotte - Junior Varsity Boys Coach

Matt Melotte is a 2006 Notre Dame Academy Alumni that has been involved with soccer for over 24 years. He played 4 years of soccer at Notre Dame and went on to play all 4 years at Edgewood College in Madison. He continues to play soccer for Westchester United in the NWSL Men’s league. He has been coaching Notre Dame Boys JV since Fall of 2017. Matt is an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist that has worked at Orthopedic and Spine Therapy for over 3 years. When not working or being involved in soccer, you can find Matt being active outdoors and spending time with his wife Kristin and family and friends.

Ken Melotte - Junior Varsity Boys Coach

Ken Melotte is a Notre Dame Academy Alumni (Class of 2002) and has been playing soccer for over 28 years. He played 4 years of soccer at NDA, including the 2001 State Championship team, and was the Fox River Valley Conference (FRVC) Player of the Year. He went on to play NCAA Division 1 at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Ken grew up playing for Caesars Premier (Allouez), FC Milwaukee, Wisconsin ODP, and De Pere club teams. He continues to play soccer for Westchester United in the NWSL Men’s league. He has been coaching Notre Dame Boys JV since Fall of 2017. Ken is Founder and President of Melotte Financial Advisors, LLC and has been in the financial services industry for 11 years. Ken and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Mia, Lexi, and Kenneth IV (6, 3, and 1).