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St. Norbert College hires Rickards

By SNC Athletics

DE PERE – St. Norbert College has named Bob Rickards its women’s soccer coach, athletics director Tim Bald announced May 2.

Rickards is currently completing his final season coaching both the girls’ and boys’ soccer teams at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay.

Rickards led the Notre Dame girls to a WIAA Division 3 state championship in 2018 and the boys to a pair of WIAA Division 2 state titles in 2007 and 2008.

The Tritons also finished as the Division 3 boys state runner-up in 2013 and the Division 3 girls state runner-up in 2011 and 2015.

“Bob’s record speaks for itself, and he is highly respected in the Wisconsin soccer community,” Bald said. “We look forward to having him lead our program.”

Rickards has compiled a 245-89-38 record with the girls and a 225-106-42 mark with the boys at Notre Dame.

The totals include six girls’ conference championships and three boys’ conference titles.

He has been named conference coach of the year a total of six times (five girls, one boys) and was named the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 3 Girls’ Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2018.

“I am looking forward to working with the women already in the program at St. Norbert,” said Rickards, who is also the Director of Advancement Services at St. Norbert. “I am excited to see what the future holds at the college level.”

Prior to coaching at Notre Dame, Rickards spent five years coaching both the boys and girls at Ashwaubenon High School and three years coaching both teams at Green Bay Preble High School.

Rickards, a 1995 graduate of the College of Charleston, is an active board member of the WSCA and also spent two years on the WIAA Soccer Rules Committee.

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