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Anthony-Mlachnik
Director of Basketball RAP & Skillz Trainer

Anthony Mlachnik

High School
Thomas More Alum, All-city, Suburban, Conference  and State player, McDonald's All-American Nominee, multiple DI and DII scholarship offers

Collegiate Achievements
UW Whitewater alum, BA and MBA in business, Student Athletic Advisor Committee Member, DI and DIII standout at Chicago State University and University of Wisconsin Whitewater, All-Rookie Team of Mid-Continent conference, All-conference Team of the WIAC, 2-time WIAC player of the week

Philosophy
I’ve had the pleasure and opportunity to work in the trenches with players at the NBA, Professional, NCAA, NAIA, high school, middle school and grade school levels. I hang my hat on my relentless passion, work ethic, and competency for the game which I hope has gathered the respect of players and coaches alike.  Since 2010, when we started Basketball RAP, I have impacted the game of basketball helping both players, skill trainers, and coaches alike. I have been around the game of basketball, the skill training business and the coaching game since I can literally remember!! My ride has been filled with irreplaceable lessons in basketball and business along the way.  

Coaching
2022 Wisconsin RAP AAU coach, professional player development coach and clinician, certified through USA basketball, certified skills trainer through Ganon Baker basketball, founder of Basketball RAP skills, Founder of Wisconsin RAP Basketball club, train several thousand athletes per year since 2010, coach of Wisconsin RAP Basketball club since 2011

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RAP Skillz Trainer

Scott Cook

High School
Two time high school Australian state champion, 3 Time Queensland State Representative, and High School Australian Representative

Collegiate Achievements
Two time NAIA National Player of the Week, Two time Mid-South Conference MVP, Two time first team All- American, Lindsey Wilson Hall of fame inductee, All Time Leader in Assists, Steals and Second in Scoring, Student Athlete of the Year 2005-2006

Pro Achievements
U23 Australian Representative, 2 time QABL State Champion, QABL 3 Time All Star, ABA National Champion and member of the National All Star 5. Professional Clubs, 3 Seasons with the Cairns Marlins, 3 Seasons with Cairns Taipans, and 1 season with the Mackay Meteors

Philosophy
Scott has had a lot of success in his career and states there is no formula for it, but dedication, sacrifice, being efficient and detailed with workouts, having good support networks, and a little bit of luck. Implementing some of these attributes will help any young player in today’s game. Scott loves working with young athletes to share his knowledge and help them develop and improve their game!!

Coaching
Head Boys Basketball Varsity Coach at New Berlin West, 2020 Wisconsin RAP AAU coach

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RAP Skillz Trainer

DJ Mlachnik

High School Achievements
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy alum, earned All-Conference honors all four years at the varsity level as well as All-State honors during his senior year. SJNMA Athlete of the Year (2011) and  3-Sport 1st-Team All Conference Athlete (basketball, baseball, football)

Collegiate Achievements
NCAA Division I school, University of Massachusetts Lowell full-scholarship athlete, first in program history to be named to America East All-Academic Team. In just four years of college, Mlachnik earned both his undergraduate degree in Business Management as well as his graduate degree, Master in Business Administration.

Philosophy
DJ’s philosophy for guiding success in the game of basketball relies on three key traits of an athlete: Determination, Discipline, and Perseverance. DJ believes, if you are determined to succeed, disciplined with your daily actions towards getting better, and persevere through the challenges brought your way; you will continue to reach your next level. As a former Division 1 athlete and now as a coach/teacher, DJ strives to lead these traits by example and through his messaging to help guide student-athletes for an overall better way of living!

Coaching
Associate Head Varsity Basketball Coach and Head Varsity Baseball Coach at his alma mater, St. John's Northwestern Academies. Also, 2021, 2022, and 2024 Wisconsin RAP AAU head basketball coach.

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RAP Skillz Trainer (International)

Trevor Cook

Philosophy
Trevor demands a disciplined work ethic and will not settle for less. Trevor believes that if a player with raw talent wants to be an elite player, proper individual training will be crucial in reaching that goal

Coaching
Australian National and State basketball coach, Women’s National Basketball League Head Coach, Director of Coaching Queensland, and satellite coach for the Australian Institute of Sport

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RAP Skillz Trainer

Christine Keller

Philosophy
Christine brings a unique approach to the game of basketball.  Even though she has a tremendous track record of success as an athlete, she looks back and understands it wasn't all about winning.  Her experience was about the environment, community, friendships, teammates, professors, and the coaching staff.  As a college coach, this was the approach Christine used to build her teams.  She wanted to make sure her students fit in academically, socially, financially, and athletically.  Christine's best interest was not just for the team, but for the student as well.  "As a mentor I want the student to find a space that suits them as a student and if needed, as an athlete. My goal is to assist the student and their family in asking the right questions to ensure their wants and needs are met. I know the college recruiting process can be overwhelming for the student and it is extremely important that the student is prepared emotionally and mentally for the transition. With my guidance, I can alleviate the stress of the process."

Christine is a WBCA Hall of Fame Inductee (2021), she has 15 years of high school and collegiate basketball coaching experience.  Christine is a state champion (2 time basketball and 2 time soccer), she also made All-Conference, All-American, and All-State honors.  She is also a division I student-athlete (UW-Milwaukee).  Christine played AAU basketball for Wisconsin Fastbreak where they finished in the top 20 nationally.

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RAP Skillz Trainer

David Mlachnik

Philosophy
David has completed his second season as an assistant coach at Viterbo University on Coach Wagner’s staff. David grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He went to West Allis Central High School and played basketball, baseball, football, and golf. He helped lead the Central basketball team to the final four at the state tournament as a captain of that team. After graduation, David attended Modesto (CA) Junior College to play basketball. 

David is finishing up his bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education with minors in Psychology and History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In addition to on-floor coaching, Mlachnik assists with scouting, player development, and recruiting at Viterbo University.

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Basketball RAP Administration

Kelly Mlachnik

Kelly is an alum of Wisconsin Whitewater where she studied Journalism with an emphasis in advertising and minor in multimedia studies.   Kelly being a busy mother of three is excellent at multitasking which comes in handy with her involved role as the Basketball RAP administrator.  Kelly does all of the behind the scenes coordinating of our skillz programs. She is also the main point of contact if you have any questions or concerns about Basketball RAP.

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