: Notre Dame Knights

As head coach and the Notre Dame Knights head into the program’s second varsity season, here is a look at Mills and his coaching staff to kick off our series.

Pictured, from left, assistant , head coach Ian Mills, JV coach Mitchell Dupere and JV assistant Jack Bunt.

Ian Mills, Head Coach
Coach Mills attended NCAA Division I University where he was a four-year midfielder. As a senior, he led the team in face-off win percentage and ground balls and was voted the 2012 University Strength and Conditioning Male Athlete of the Year. Prior to Notre Dame, Coach Mills coached previously at Palos Verdes HS where the Sea Kings won the 2014 and 2015 US Lacrosse Los Angeles Championship. He was voted the 2014 US Lacrosse LA Assistant Coach of the Year. Professionally, Coach Mills is the program director for South Bay Lacrosse Club based out of Manhattan Beach. The 2018 season will be his third season at Notre Dame High School.

Robert Zoppo, Assistant Coach
Coach Zoppo attended NCAA D-I Towson University where he was elected team captain, winning a CAA Championship in 2013. In 2012, he was selected to the USA U-19 Men’s Lacrosse Team and was elected co-captain by his peers. Coach Zoppo led to the 2012 U-19 World Championship, earning a gold medal. Since graduating, Zoppo has coached at Calvert Hall College HS in Baltimore, Md., and worked in lacrosse player development at Got Skillz Lacrosse in Baltimore. Professionally, Coach Zoppo is a program manager and coach for South Bay Lacrosse Club based out of Manhattan Beach. ​The 2018 season will be his third at Notre Dame High School.

Mitchell Dupere, Junior Varsity Head Coach
Coach Dupere attended NCAA D-I University where he was a three-year starting attackman and midfielder. During his senior year, Coach Dupere led the to a Southern Conference Championship, earning the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. Professionally, Coach Dupere currently works in medical device sales. The 2018 season will be his second at Notre Dame High School.

Jack Bunt, JV Assistant Coach
Coach Bunt is a 2017 graduate of Notre Dame HS. Bunt was a two-year starting goalkeeper for the Knights. During his tenure, Bunt led the Knights in save percentage and saves per game. In 2016, Bunt was a member of the inaugural boys lacrosse season at Notre Dame and was named captain by his peers. He was also selected for the Coaches Award in the same season. In 2018, Bunt will serve as the Junior Varsity assistant coach as well as assist in training the program’s goalies.