ABOUT OUR COACHES
Maggie Smith brings to CBA South an impressive resume as a player, coach and performance trainer. Her ability to work with all levels of player, from youth to professional is extremely valuable and we’re extremely excited for her to work with our players, coaches and parents. Not only is Maggie’s ability to communicate, relate and teach the game impressive—her values and philosophy on amateur basketball and skill development are on point with Chapman Basketball Academy.
Coach Maggie is married and resides in Greendale with her two boys, Cooper and Grady.
Maggie graduated from Illinois Wesleyan with a BS Biology. She was an All-Conference basketball player, and GTE Regional Academic All-American. She also was NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American at Syracuse with an MS in Exercise Science. She also worked as a Graduate Assistant Strength Conditioning Coach, working with all sports including Men’s and Women’s Basketball USOC Colorado Springs- 2000 Sydney Olympics training prep, University of the Pacific-Assistant Director of Sports Performance, working with all sports, but primarily Women’s Basketball, as well as with the San Jose Sharks and San Francisco 49ers Training Camps Performance Coach…the University of the Pacific- Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball, Velocity Sports Performance-Assistant Director of Training for youth athletes Lincoln High School (Cali)- Head Women’s Basketball Coach.
Chris graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry. He practices dentistry at ForwardDental in New Berlin. In his playing days, Chris played basketball at Pius High School and St Norbert College. "I found a love for coaching at a young age. It has been over 35 years since my first coaching experience as a 10 year old assistant for my dad." Chris has continued this passion to develop young players . He has coached boys and girls youth teams as well as high school players. Over the past 7 years, Chris has been involved with New Berlin Eisenhower Youth basketball as a coach and youth director. "It is great to see players develop into to fundamental players and even more importantly, learn to be better people." He has coached with Wisconsin RAP for several years with ages from 4th grade to 9th grade. This is his first year with Chapman Basketball Academy.
Patrick Doherty has coached basketball for 17 years, dating back to his freshman year in college. Patrick played baseball in college, and his coach was supportive of him beginning his coaching career as an assistant basketball coach at a local Lutheran grade school. His love and passion for coaching was instantaneous. Since then, he has coached middle school boys basketball for 17 years, serving as coach at Mt. Olive Lutheran School and Hales Corners Lutheran School. Coach Doherty’s experience extends beyond the middle school level, as he is also one of the assistant coaches for the men’s basketball program at Concordia University-Wisconsin. Currently, while coaching at both Hales Corners Lutheran and Concordia University-Wisconsin, he serves Hales Corners Lutheran as a middle school teacher and their athletic director.
At Concordia University-Wisconsin, he has helped lead the Falcons to three Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament appearances, along with a 2019 Regular Season Conference Championship, and a 2019 Concordia Invitational Tournament Championship. At Hales Corners Lutheran, he has led his teams to multiple division, conference, and tournament championships, most notably a 2016 Wisconsin State Championship. He has also led Hales Corners Lutheran to the National Basketball Tournament a school record of five times. In 2018, he was recognized by the Lutheran Basketball Association of America as the recipient of the Tom Schultze Memorial, National Basketball Coaching Leadership Award.
We are excited to bring Coach Doherty’s knowledge, experience, passion, and enthusiasm on board here at Chapman Basketball Academy. His approach to using this game, not only to develop great basketball players, but to grow and develop fantastic people, will be an asset to the entire
Chapman Basketball Academy community.
Dave is a graduate of Marquette University. He also was a local high school basketball standout at Martin Luther HS. Dave coached HS basketball at Milwaukee Hamilton and Martin Luther. Dave eventually focused solely on business, including 13 years with Starbucks Coffee.
The love of basketball was rekindled when his daughter, Paige, started playing in 4th grade. As Dave states: “I fell back in love with basketball in 2011. “I realized my calling was to coach again. I love impacting players both on and off the court…” Dave followed his calling and has coached all levels of basketball. Dave coached for the UW-Parkside Women’s program in 2016. He also founded Milwaukee Lynx Basketball, where skill development was the cornerstone of the program. Dave states, “I didn’t recruit, and was somewhat naïve about what AAU basketball had become since I played it. I just focused on teaching the basics, shooting, ball-handling, weak hand development, and defense. Eventually I was asked to expand, so I expanded slowly and with the right people.”
In terms of developing himself as a coach and trainer: "I went to every coaches clinic, talked to as many coaches as I could and volunteered my time at tons of camps. I just wanted to learn as much as I could and develop relationships. I met with whoever wanted to talk basketball.”
Dave joined Pure Sweat Basketball in 2017, one of the most respected skill development outfits in the country, led by NBA skills trainer Drew Hanlen. "Pure Sweat was unbelievable. I learned so much about teaching the game and becoming a trusted trainer."
Coach Scheel is the Athletic Director and Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Greendale Martin Luther High School. He previously coached at New Berlin West High School. Coach Scheel led Martin Luther to the state championship game in 2016. His experience, passion, organization and ability to teach the game makes him an extremely valuable coach and mentor. We are very fortunate to have Corey on our staff!
Coach Jason Moesch has coached in numerous sports in various states and besides coaching he also teaches Math at Greendale Martin Luther High School. He currently coaches Youth girls basketball coach (5th through 8th) for Our Redeemer Lutheran, Hales Corners Lutheran and the Jr. Lady Spartans (Martin Luther)
We are very excited to have Coach Moesch join our staff!
Dave has over 20 years of experience coaching youth and high school girls sports- both basketball and softball. Coach Polachek has a passion for making players better and being in the gym. He currently coaches both freshman and the 8th grade girls in the Greenfield district. His calm and approachable demeanor, along with his ability to communicate with players make him a valuable asset to any team. Coach Dave takes advantage of every opportunity to get better, forming relationships, and learning from his players and fellow coaches. Dave assists in skill sessions and is in the game for all of the right reasons --Chapman Basketball is fortunate to have him-- high quality human being and coach!
William (B.J.) Hangartner
B.J. holds a B.S. in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University and is President of Quality Calibration Service, Inc. He also serves as a voluntary member on The Board of Directors for The Mukwonago Girls Basketball Club. He currently resides in The Town of Vernon with his Wife and youngest daughter.
B.J. has been involved with the game of basketball since a youth in different capacities - as a Player, Coach, Youth Feeder Program Board of Directors and general fan/enthusiast of the game.
He played basketball as a youth through the High school Varsity level at Mukwonago High School.
B.J. has coached players and teams ranging from 3rd grade through high school levels. He began coaching Girls basketball for The Mukwonago Girls Basketball Club when his older daughters started to take an interest in playing the game over 20 years ago. After they were finished playing, his passion for coaching was rekindled and returned to coaching when his youngest daughter began playing 7 years ago. B.J. has over 16 years of collective coaching experience mostly for The Mukwonago Girls Basketball Club and within The Mukwonago School District program. The last 3 years he has been coaching for The Milwaukee Lynx and Chapman Basketball Academy South AAU programs.
“My continued passion for the game is fed through the feeling of reward and accomplishment that I get by sharing my experiences and teaching young players the necessary skills and mental approach to the game, that enables them to become successful players and people. All the resources that are available today, through continued learning from other coaches, media material study, and coaching clinics , has allowed me to continue to increase my knowledge of the game of basketball, which enables me to become a better coach the longer I do it.”
Welcome to our staff Julia Meyers! We are excited to have you work with our young players!
Julia attended South Milwaukee High school and graduated in 2019. Basketball, going into high school had always been one of her biggest passions. She played 4 years of varsity high school ball.
As a freshman, she was named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Her Sophomore season, named 2nd Team All Conference, Junior season, 1st Team All Conference and Senior Season, 2nd Team All Conference. She also scored over 1000 career points, which was a first at South Milwaukee High. Julia played both guard positions and was a tremendous shooter. Her Senior Year she had committed to play at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, however decided to de-commit and pursue other opportunities. Basketball has always and will always be a huge part her life and one of her biggest passions. “I can’t wait to be a part of the Chapman Basketball team, and family-allowing me to help others grow into amazing players on the court and amazing individuals off the court....”
We are extremely excited to add Coach Dayon Ninkovic to the Chapman South Staff!!
Coach Ninkovic played high school basketball
at Rufus King under Coach Jim Gosz and played in 2 state title games. He was also the Gatorade player of the year in Wisconsin in 1994. After being recruited by Seton Hall, North Carolina State, Marquette and Bowling Green (Ohio). Dayon chose to play his college basketball at Bowling Green. Following college ball, he played professionally overseas for 9 seasons including France, Portugal, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Greece.
After his playing career, he served as an assistant coach for the boys varsity at Oak Creek High School and he currently is the boys assistant varsity coach for Waterford High school. Coach Ninkovic’s favorite quote is- “...great ability changes the outlook of your game; great character changes the outlook of
your life.” Welcome Coach