Max Johansen is entering his 3rd year as the Assistant Coach at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. He is currently coaching 3 teams at CBA, U16 Black, U13 black and U12 white. Prior to his time in Milwaukee, he spent a year as a mens basketball Graduate Assistant at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He went to the University of Wisconsin - Madison for his undergrad and spent 3 years as a student manager and Head Manger for the men’s basketball program. Max has his USAG License and available for Individual Training.
Kelly Frings serves as our CBA Girls Director and one of our trainers. She comes to CBA with a wealth of college coaching experience.
Frings was previously an assistant women’s basketball coach at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Carroll and Drury (Mo.) universities since serving as the director of basketball operations and a graduate assistant coach at Northern Illinois University. In 2018 Frings was selected for a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 award, which recognizes up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game.
Frings was an assistant coach from 2019-21 at UW-Oshkosh where she helped the Titans to back-to-back WIAC tournament titles and a trip to the third round at the NCAA Division III Championship before the national tournament was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. She spent 2018-19 at Carroll University, where she helped with recruiting efforts. At Drury University, Frings helped the Panthers to a 61-7 combined record during the 2017 and 2018 seasons to go along with a pair of conference titles and two trips to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II Championship.
Frings played basketball collegiately at Bradley University (Ill.) from 2010-14 following a decorated high school career at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, where she helped the Lady Popes win the 2010 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division I championship and garnered Sporting News All-America recognition.
She is open to small group and individual training opportunities!
Travis Diener is one of the top players in the storied history of the Marquette University men's basketball program.
Diener's career at Marquette was highlighted by the program's 2003 Final Four run under head coach Tom Crean. He was an All-Conference USA performer each of his four seasons with the Golden Eagles and a Honorable Mention All-America honoree as a senior in 2004-05 by the Associated Press. He ranks sixth all-time at Marquette in scoring (1,691 points), second in 3-pointers made (284), third in assists (617) and ninth in steals (158). He is a member of the M Club Hall of fame as both an individual and a member of the 2003 Final Four roster.
The Fond du Lac, Wis., native was drafted 38th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2005 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft and played a total of five seasons in the league with the Magic, Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers. His most productive season came in 2007-08 with the Pacers when he averaged 6.9 points and 3.8 assists per game in 66 appearances (21 starts).
Diener played professionally in Italy's top division since the 2010-11 campaign, helping lead Dinamo Sassari to the playoffs in each of his four seasons. During a run to the league tournament semifinals in 2013-14, the squad won the Italian Cup and Diener was tabbed the event's most valuable player. He helped his program to a runner-up finish in 2012-13 and has also seen action with the Italian national team after gaining citizenship in 2012. Travis has been a part of the Marquette alumni TBT team, including the 2020 Championship team.
Travis joins the CBA staff as a lead trainer and coach and is available for individual and small group workouts. Please inquire below.