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Julie Joseforsky- Softball

Career

Julie Joseforsky is versatile financial services executive. She has led various consumer based business throughout her career including

mortgage, home equity, credit card, debit/prepaid card, mobile payments, student loan, health saving, and consumer collections/default management. She also has held senior positions in strategic planning, corporate compliance/risk management, technology, vendor management, marketing, and enterprise project management.

Before transitioning to a career in consulting, she held senior positions at Huntington Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Bank of Montreal, Key Bank, HSBC and JP Morgan Chase.

Education

Julie obtained her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of Indianapolis. She graduated Cum Laude and played basketball and softball on a full athletic scholarship. She also completed graduate work at the University of Indianapolis and the University of Louisville.

During her collegiate softball career, she was named Conference MVP and Player of the Year, Team MVP, Team Best Mental Attitude, and Team Captain (3 years). She was a four year starter with a .326 batting average and .994 fielding percentage.

Professional and Civic

Julie volunteers her time coaching competitive basketball and softball. She is also a volunteer for the Women's Fund, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, Free Store Food Bank, and St Susanna Parish.

Joe Burke - Volleyball

Overall:
6th Season as Head Coach at Mount Notre Dame
Overall Record: 143-24
Overall GGCL Record: 53-7
State Champions: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011
District Champions: 2009-2014
GGCL Champions: 2014, 2013 (Co-Champs), 2012, 2011

Players Coached:
1 First Team Under Armour All-American
1 Third Team Under Armour All-American
10 All-Ohio Award winners (7 First Team)

Individual Awards:
National Coach of the Year: 2014
All-Ohio Coach of the Year: 2012
All-Ohio Coaches Achievement Award: 2014, 2013, 2011
District 16 Coach of the Year: 2014, 2012, 2011
GGCL Coach of the Year: 2014, 2012, 2011

2014 Season:
Overall Record: 27-2
GGCL Record: 10-0 (GGCL Champions)
Ohio Division 1 State Champions

Eby Day - Tennis

Coach Day has been involved and playing tennis her entire life. Eby was a standout on the tennis courts at Wittenberg University between 1982 and 1985. As a team, the Tigers rolled to numerous conference and state titles during her career, compiling a four-year record of 36-4 while winning the 1983 Ohio Division III State championship, the 1984 Centennial Athletic Conference and Ohio Division III State championships as well as the 1985 Ohio Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles. Individually, she was even more dominant, piling up 44 singles wins, which stood as the school record for 20 years, earning a phenomenal .936 winning percentage, second-best in program history. She didn’t lose a singles or doubles match in either of her last two collegiate seasons en route to team Most Valuable Player honors in 1984 and 1985. As team captain in 1985, Day capped her career with two appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament for singles and another in doubles in 1984. In 1985, she was honored with Female Athlete of the year in the OAC as well as the prestigious National Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. Eby has coached high school tennis on and off for 18 years. She won GMC Coach of the year in 1998 and the GCTA 2004 Appreciation Award for her work raising money for inner city tennis. In 2013, Day was inducted into Wittenberg Athletic Hall of Fame. A native of Westerville, Ohio, Day currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Keri Heedum - Soccer

Coach Heedum is serving as the Head Varsity Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at MND. Previously, Coach Heedum served as the Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach at Xavier University. In 2011, she was named the Ohio South Coach of the Year, Region 2 Coach of the Year, and was one of four finalists for US Youth National Coach of the Year. Coach Heedum holds her USYS National Youth License and USSF National C License. While in Orlando, Florida, Coach Heedum was the Boys Varsity coach at University HS, an Academy Staff coach for the Florida Soccer Alliance (Orlando, FL), was the Girls Varsity coach at Hagerty HS, and was the Girls Varsity coach at University HS. She also served on the Florida State Staff as an ODP (Olympic Development Program) Coach and Central Florida United Training Staff (Orlando, FL). Prior to her time in Orlando, she spent 3 yrs. coaching the Boys Varsity team at Kearns HS (Salt Lake City, UT) and was a Utah State Staff ODP Coach. During her college career, she was a 4 year starter and captain of Xavier University’s first A10 Championship team. In 2015, Coach Heedum was named one of Venue Magazine’s Great Leaders Under 40. In 2015 & 2016 Coach Heedum was named GGCL Coach of the Year and Private School Coach of the Year. She has led Mount Notre Dame to its first ever back to back GGCL Championships.

Jeffrey Johnson - Cross Country / Track & Field

Dr. Johnson joins MND for the 2015-16 academic year after spending the last 2.5 years as an assistant track and cross country coach at GGCL rival Mother of Mercy. In his two CC seasons, Mercy won back-to-back GGCL titles and qualified for the Regional CC meet both years. In Track, one of his runners broke the school record in the 1600m and 3200m and was a state meet qualifier. Coach Johnson brings to MND the knowledge he acquired while being coached by 5 different Ohio and National Hall of Fame coaches, including Bill Schnier at the University of Cincinnati where Coach Johnson still holds several UC school records. As a high school runner, Coach Johnson won a national 3000m title, an individual State CC title, and earned 2nd, 3rd, and 5th place finishes in the State Track Meet.

Russ Mackey - Lacrosse

Coach Mackey began coaching at MND in the ’06-’07 season as Assistant Varsity Coach, and was named Head Coach in 2009. Mackey has coached his teams to six Girls’ Greater Catholic League (GGCL) Championships, and has been named GGCL Coach of the Year five times. His teams have had three Elite 8 appearances in the Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (OSLA) tournament. In 2012 he was selected by US Lacrosse to coach one of four teams at the All American Showcase, a US Lacrosse High School All American event featuring the nation's top high school players, helping his team win the Showcase. In 2014 and 2015 he coached the Southern Ohio National Tournament teams. Coach Mackey is also the Director of Coaching for the Cincy Royals Girls Lacrosse Program, as well as a coach.

Coach Mackey is a US Lacrosse certified Level 2 coach and has been certified by the NFHS, and trained by the Positive Coaching Alliance and VIRTUS, a child sexual abuse program (Protecting God's Children®.) He is a member of US Lacrosse’s So. Ohio Chapter where he chairs the All Academic Committee and sits on the All American Selection Committee. He is also the Vice President of the Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Coaches Association for the Southern Ohio Region.

Eight of Coach Mackey’s players have gone on to play at the collegiate level and he has coached two US Lacrosse All Americans.

Lori Rizzuto Rapp '88 - Diving

Diving Bio
1985 state runner up
1986-88 State Champion
1985-1988 High School All American
1988 Ohio State swimmer/diver of the meet
1988 High School All American National Champion
Member of the US Senior National team 1985-1992.

1988 and 1992 US Olympic Trials qualifier
1992 Collegiate All American at University of Cincinnati

Inducted into the Larosa's Hall of Fame in 2015

Coaching Bio
Coach Rapp has been coaching at the high school and club level for 25 years. She is the owner and head coach of Tri-State Diving, a year round competitive diving program. She has had seven high school state champions in Ohio and Kentucky.

Scott Rogers - Basketball

Coach Rogers returned to Mount Notre Dame after resigning in 2007 to coach his daughter at Indian Hill. In his previous tenure he took the Cougars to the Division 1 State Championship game in three consecutive seasons, winning the title in 2004 and 2006. The following year as assistant coach he helped the Cougars win their third championship in four years. A graduate of Kenyon College, Coach Rogers was the leading scorer in the nation and had a tryout in the NBA.

Beth Vonderbrink '05 - Field Hockey

Coach Vonderbrink is a 2005 graduate of MND where she was a three-sport athlete playing Field Hockey, Basketball and Lacrosse. Coach Vonderbrink was a member of the 2004 State Basketball team, as well as a member of the 2005 State Basketball Runner-Up team. She was also a member of the 2004 Field Hockey State Runner-up team.

Pete Wagner - Swimming

Pete Wagner is an age group swim coach at the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon, Ohio where he has coached swimmers from ages 8-10 years old for last 7 years. Pete is also the Head Coach for Four Bridges Flash swim team in Liberty Township, Ohio where he has coached swimmers from age 6 to 18 for the past 5 years. He was hired as the Head Coach for Mt. Notre Dame High School swim team in 2015.

Pete is a certified YMCA coach, a licensed USA Swim Coach, a certified OHSAA Coach and Level II swim official. In addition to coaching swim teams, he has worked as an aquatics instructor, coached soccer at various levels and coached baseball. He would describe himself as enthusiastic, reliable, organized and hardworking. His motivation, great sense of humor and positive nature enable him to relate to people at all fitness levels and ages. He has a great rapport with the swimmers because he understands how hard they work and train to achieve their goals.

As a coach, he committed to teaching all team members new skills and enhancing those skills they already possess. Conveying the principles of sportsmanship is one of the fundamentals of his coaching philosophy. As a coach, he always encourages participation in the sport but, places a strong emphasis on academic performance and being a good student. What is most important to Pete is that the swimmer has fun participating and being a member of a team. He believes that every swimmer should feel important, valued and successful.

Brad Walker - Bowling

Coach Walker started the bowling program at Sycamore High School and coached both the boys and girls' teams from 2005-2008. While at Sycamore he advanced both boys and girls teams to Districts every year and sent a girl to State in 2007. From 2009-2014, Coach Walker was the Girls Head Varsity Coach at Loveland High School. His team went to Districts in 2010 2011, 2012 and 2013. He sent individuals to Districts in 2009 and 2014. Coach Walker sent bowlers to State in 2013 and 2014. The team placed 1st in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference in 2012. That same year, he was also named Coach of the Year.

Along with being a bowling coach, Coach Walker coached Little Miami Football in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011.

He has worked in the Sycamore School District for 25 years and has been a Kitchen Manager at Julians Deli and Spirits for the past two.

Nick Koulouris - Golf

Nick Koulouris joins MND as a first time coach, but long time Golf Professional until moving to Cincinnati to raise his family. Coach Koulouris worked as a Class A Golf Professional for 7 years where he developed the passion for teaching the game of golf. He is very experienced in competitive golf, and continues to individually compete in Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida. Coach Koulouris is excited to surround himself with this sport again, while taking on the challenge of developing a young team.

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