Melvin (Mel) Nick was a coach at Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, WI from 1947 to 1953. He was Asst. Coach in football starting in the fall of '47; he was head Coach of basketball for the '47-'48 season. Occupied these same posts for '48 football and '48-'49 basketball. He also coached track and taught English.
He went on to become a famous coach of college baseball at St. Norbert College.
He was a close and personal friend of Vince Lombardi in Green Bay. The Packers used Mels College Field for spring practice.