Brian Bobinski has been named the varsity head coach of the Notre Dame Academy boys basketball team.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with this boys basketball program,” Bobinski said. “This is a special place for me. I’ve spent my entire career as a teacher at Notre Dame. Three of my siblings graduated from here. My son will be a student here. As a member of a Catholic parish in Green Bay and proponent of the (Green Bay Area Catholic Education) system, this place means a lot to me.”
Bobinski just completed his 20th year as a math teacher at Notre Dame Academy. He is also the head coach of the boys and girls golf teams, leading the programs to a combined five WIAA state championships and 29 state appearances.
His basketball coaching experience spans 20 years between five different area schools, including De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Green Bay Southwest, Xavier and Notre Dame Academy. Bobinski said he has been fortunate to learn from several successful head coaches.
This will be his second opportunity as the head coach of a varsity basketball program after previously holding the role for the Notre Dame Academy girls basketball team during the 2006-07 season.
Bobinski most recently was a varsity assistant at De Pere the past three seasons. He was the JV boys basketball coach at Notre Dame Academy for four seasons from 2008-2012.
“I’m really excited to get to know our players and make their experience as good as it possibly can be,” Bobinski said. “High school sports are a unique and fun opportunity in an individual’s life. It’s a great responsibility for me to make those experiences for our players as meaningful and successful as possible.”
Bobinski’s younger brother, Ben, is the all-time leading scorer for the Notre Dame Academy boys basketball team with 1,100 career points from 2009-2013.
“I am super excited for Brian,” Notre Dame Academy athletic director Matt Koenig said, “and welcome this opportunity to see our program grow, but I also am excited for our athletes. Our players will continue to grow into respectable young men and leave Notre Dame Academy as better people under his leadership.”