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."
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.
“I have been coaching select basketball for the last 13 years. I've coached both boys and girls. In addition to select, I have also coached in several AAU programs over the last 5 years. My passion is being able to teach the game of basketball to players at any age that have the drive and vision to get better. Having been a player myself, I know what coaches are looking for and being able to bring the knowledge I have to the next generation is a privilege for me. The two best parts about being a coach/ teacher is sharing this opportunity with all my kids that have played and now my youngest (Jordan) just entered 5th grade so I get to coach him for 4 more years then maybe it's grand kids. The 2nd is having players I coached calling me, seeing me at their high school games, etc and thanking me for helping make them player they are today.. That's what it's all about...”