GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Notre Dame Academy has named Michael Prudisch the new head coach of the boys soccer team.
“After playing soccer for 22 years, I'm excited for the opportunity to pass my knowledge of the game to the next generation of soccer players,” Prudisch said. “I consider myself blessed to be able to start my Varsity coaching career with a program as successful as NDA’s.”
A science teacher at NDA, Prudisch will succeed Bob Rickards, who has led the NDA boys soccer team to success during his 14 years as head coach.
“The NDA soccer program has had a lot of success over the years, and I plan to continue leading the program to become state contenders each year by setting high expectations, working hard, and leading by example,” said Prudisch. “My goal is to show players my personal commitment to success in hopes that they develop the same expectations for themselves, and we'll let God take care of the rest!”
Prudisch spent two seasons competing on the semi-pro Madison 56ers soccer team from 2012-2013. During that season, the team finished third in the nation and won the Midwest Region Conference championship.
Further, he was captain of the UW-Platteville soccer team. During his junior year, the team made the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, and Prudisch was named WIAC Defensive Player of the Year, first team all-state and all-conference, and second team all-region.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michael as the NDA boys soccer coach," Notre Dame principal Patrick Browne said. "I look forward to the ways in which he will share and instill the values of faith, determination, and teamwork into our student-athletes."