Rick Kamps is the new PHS varsity track and field coach. He replaces Kim Noe, who resigned after last season.
“We are excited to have coach Kamps take over as the head varsity track coach at Pulaski High School,” said athletic director Janel Batten. “Rick has been a coach and teacher here for years. We are excited to have him lead our track athletes and coaches.”
Kamps is a technical education teacher at Pulaski High School for Project Lead the Way Engineering, CAD, Architecture, Graphics and CISCO IT Essentials – Hardware and Raider Graphics classes.
He previously taught in the Howard-Suamico, Gillett and Marion districts prior to coming to Pulaski High School in 2016. Kamps has spent six years as a girls track head coach at Bay Port and Green Bay East high schools and 16 years as a high school track assistant coach. He is also an assistant football coach at PHS and a WIAA-certified basketball official. He also spent two years as activities director at Marinette High School.
Kamps, a Crivitz native, earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education (broad field in social studies and political science) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1993 and a master’s degree in educational administration in 2008 from the University of Scranton.
Kamps lives in Green Bay with his wife of 18 years, Lynn. They have five children: Jamie (Dante) Sabel, Stephany Bouchea, Haley (Cody) Gille, Karstin Van Stechelman and Brayden Kamps, a junior at PHS, and six grandchildren.
Kamps was a three-sport athlete at Crivitz High School earning four track, three football and three basketball letters. He was a member of a 4-by-200-meter relay team that held a WIAA state record for 20 years. He was Crivitz’s first member of the annual WFRV all-star football team as a defensive back. He also competed in the decathlon at Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College as a member of the Fighting Artichokes’ track team.
As a freelancer, Kamps produced statistical graphics for NFL on Fox game broadcasts for 25 years. In that role, he traveled to NFL stadiums throughout the country as well as working four games in London. Since COVID, he has produced those graphic packages from home.
Now, he’s stepping into a new challenge.
“I’m just excited to take over and try to build the program to where we are competing for conference championships,” Kamps said.