Brian has over 20 years of experience in the youth sports industry as president of Joy Of The Game – Rising Stars Basketball Club in Deerfield, IL. Brian coached and trained players on travel teams from Pre-K to college basketball players.
Coach Dangel has 10 plus years of basketball and baseball coaching experience with various youth programs in the Gurnee Area.
Coach Dangel graduated from Warren Township High School where he played basketball and baseball. He continued his athletic career playing, basketball and baseball, at Trinity International University.
Coach Dangel has a passion to help children learn the game of basketball and grow their skills in a team environment.
Tony Enwiya comes to ICE at the conclusion of his two-year playing career at Harry S. Truman College in Chicago, IL. His achievements at Truman College include leading the team in scoring each of his two seasons, while serving as team captain during his sophomore year.
Prior to his career at Truman, Tony attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL where he played all four years. He had a successful senior year, being named team MVP and a 2011 state finalist in the IHSA Country Companies 3-pt. Shot Contest.
Coach Enwiya brings a vast amount of basketball knowledge he has accumulated over his playing career. He is eager to use this information in the development of his players.
Winona State YMCA Youth Basketball Clinics, St. Pats Catholic School 8th Grade Basketball, 10 Years Coaching Basketball for Gurnee Park District, 6 years Assistant Coach for GYB Baseball, Worked Shooting Camps with Peter Patton (Shooting Coach-Minnesota TWolves and Dallas Mavs), Attend College Practices to learn more about team preparation and drill work.
Leading scorer and rebounder on Warren’ s 1st Sweet Sixteen Qualifier, All-Conference, All-Lake County, Sun-Times All Area, Carthage College- 1 Year Starter/Sixth Man- Finished season ranked Top 10 in Field Goal Percentage, Winona State University- 3 Year Starter/Sixth Man, School All-Time Field Goal Percentage Leader, 1,000 point scorer in College.
Octavius is the owner of Optimum Performance where he currently trains boys and girls players from 1st to 5th Grade, junior high school, high school, college and professionals in group training, clinics and camps all year round.
Cliff Paul, Jr.
Coach Cliff Paul has over 10 years of official basketball coaching in his career, but a lifetime of experience in the game. At an early age Coach Cliff assisted his Mother’s AAU program and coached the younger teams while he himself was still a player. His brothers helped propel his coaching career to new heights as Brandon won Mr. Basketball for the state of Illinois in 2009 and Darius made it to the IHSA State Championship where he narrowly lost to Jabari Parker in 2011. His younger brother Brandon followed him to the University of Illinois to play where Coach Cliff had a front row view of not only the play, but the behind the scenes practices and 2 different coaching regimes. He began officially coaching in 2006 while at U of I working with the Boys and Girls Club travel basketball program in Champaign, where he coached and mentored kids from kindergarten thru high school with his fraternity volunteering, and eventually as his part time job during school.
He returned and resumed coaching in the Chicagoland area in 2014. He got his official start with Brian Davis and Rising Stars. One thing that is constant in Coach Cliff’s basketball philosophy, is that high energy and positive reinforcement are staples in building a players confidence, and a teams chemistry. Coach Cliff continues playing regularly when he is not coaching and loves being in the gym everyday and is always excited to teach whoever wants to learn, at any level of the game.
Josh Pos is currently a senior at Warren Township High School. He played travel basketball for seven years including a season for the high school.
Coach Brent Reimholz graduated from Warren High School in 1995 where he played basketball for 4 years. Coach Brent played basketball for 2 years at Elmhurst College where he graduated in 1999. Coach Brent’s coaching experience has consisted of coaching 7th & 8th Grade teams for Warren Jr. Blue Devil Feeder program and 1st to 3rd Grade teams at Upward Basketball and Gurnee Youth Basketball.
Coach Skinner joins ICE with an impressive track record for coaching boys and girls of all ages. Coach Skinner was previously with Joy of the Game and is the only coach at JG to coach both girls & boys high school teams.
Coach Skinner played at Sullivan H.S. in Chicago from ’85-‘89, spent 3 years as varsity player and was all-conference in addition to being voted to all-city third team and the city-suburban game roster in ‘89. Skinner was all-area at Kennedy-King JC in ’91-‘92, and finished up at Highpoint University in N.C. where he was all-conference (Big South) and Pre-season All-American in ‘92 – ’94 and played professionally in Mexico, France and in the I.B.A (Dakota Wizards).
Coach Skinner was the assistant varsity coach and head freshman coach at Evanston H.S. from ’96 – ’99 and the sophomore coach at Mundelein H.S. from 2005-2006, before landing his first head coaching position at Antioch H.S. from 2006-2011. Coach Skinner is also a personal trainer at ICE helping players improve on their individual and team skills.
After competing as four year, three-sport, high school athlete in the Madison, WI area, where he twice received basketball High School All Conference honors, Todd attended St. Norbert College where he played in the NCAA Division III Midwest conference.
Prior to becoming an assistant coach with the Gurnee Demons under Coach Brian Davis, Todd acquired over 10 years of basketball coaching experience while coaching REC level basketball through both the Park District and Upward Basketball programs. He has coached competitive youth athletics across multiple sports for over 10 years (basketball, baseball, softball and soccer) and has attending several coaching clinics, including acquiring his state “E” coaching license in soccer.
Todd has also acquired his Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) coaching certificate in basketball and was the assistant coach on Coach Davis’s bench for a 2017 10U National Championship win in Clarksville, TN, with the Illinois Central Elite AAU program.