Dave Maravilla is the Founder and Director of Bosco Institute. After a successful twenty-four year career in the Global Basketball Agent Industry, the former CEO and Founder of International Sport Management sold his agency and decided to channel his basketball expertise in a different direction.
With the knowledge and experience in creating a world renowned basketball agency it was only a matter of identifying the exact purpose of this new venture. Bosco Institute was established as a vehicle to provide a platform for those young men that had been overlooked during their high school years by college coaches. A place where those student athletes in need of an additional year of development and maturity could continue their journey to becoming a college athlete.
In 2013 Bosco Institute was established and immediately became a force in the prep basketball world producing five NCAA Division One players in their first season. Over the next five seasons, forty-seven college basketball players have been developed at Bosco. Thirty of them have played at or are currently playing at the Division One level.
In the summer of 2019 three of Bosco’s former student-athletes continued their assent in the basketball world with 2016 Bosco Alumni Mfiondu Kabengele being drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers while 2014 Bosco Alumni Vlatko Granic and David Skara both signed to play professionally in Europe.
Our culture has been clearly defined as a faith based program that strives to maintain a standard of excellence in the classroom, on the court and within our community. It is our mission to develop young men to the fullest of their capacities and guide them on their journey as student-athletes and beyond. Bosco Family is truly about a lifelong connection with those young men and their families that have entrusted us with the responsibility of guiding them through the most challenging period in their lives.
Niko Panousis joined Bosco Institute men's basketball staff in 2016-17 and is in his third year with Bosco. He was Director of player development as well as director of opponent scouting his first two seasons at Bosco prior to his promotion to Head Coach in July of 2018. A former men's basketball player at Indiana University Northwest, Panousis served as a high school assistant at Crown Point and Bowman Academy prior to stint at Bosco Institute.In 2014-2105 Panousis served as an assistant at Crown Point High School under Clint Swan. His duties at Crown Point included player development. During his time at Crown Point they were crowned Sectional Champions in the 2014-15 season. Panousis joined Bowman Academy as a Varsity Assistant (2015-16) after working at Crown Point. His duties at Bowman included, player development, development of practice plans, film evaluations and scouting reports. Panousis, a native of Highland, Indiana, earned a scholarship as a four-year player at Indiana University Northwest. He completed his bachelor's degree B.S Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics in 2011. Panousis attended Highland High School, where he played basketball and golf. He won several awards in his basketball-playing career, being named an All Conference player of the Lake Athletic Conference in 2007, and being named the Lake Athletic Conference season champions in 2006.
DeJuan Marrero is a Gary, Indiana native. He led his Bowman Eagles to an Indiana High School Athletic Association Class A state championship in 2010 and Class 2A runner-up in 2012. He's a three-time Times of Northwest Indiana First-Team All-Area selection. He earned a spot on the 2012 Indiana All-Star Team. He was ranked by ESPN.com as the 13th-best Indiana high school senior in 2012.
After graduating High School, DeJuan played for DePaul University through 2012-2014 and tore his ACL his freshman year. DeJuan transferred to Chipola College in 2014 before transferring to Morehead State University.
DeJuan graduated from Morehead State University majoring in Universal Studies (2015-2017). DeJuan was named second-team All-OVC and College Sports Madness second-team. DeJuan is currently entering his 4th year playing professional basketball in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional Basketball League (BSN) in Puerto Rico. Before Puerto Rico, DeJuan has played abroad in Europe for the Swiss Basketball League in Switzerland and North Macedonia Super League.
DeJuan is also the host of his very own podcast called, The DeJuan Marrero Podcast. On his Podcast, DeJuan has conservations with a variety of influential people to share their journey and background to spread awareness to his community, Gary, Indiana that there is more to the world than just Basketball and other avenues outside the game to be successful. You can listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your Podcasts.
DeJuan is also the business owner of DeJuan Marrero Media where he provides videography and photography and social media branding for a variety of different basketball programs.
"Have the vision of what you want to become, but you have to put consistent action behind that vision in order for that to manifest and it has to be consistent."
Bobby Savich enters his second season as an assistant coach for head coach Niko Panousis at Bosco Institute. Savich joined the Dons coaching staff in August 2019.
At Bosco, Savich is responsible for assisting in player development, opponent scouting, and film breakdown and analysis. The 2019-20 season, Savich's first year in Crown Point, saw the Dons compile a 19-6 record, including victories over Link Year Prep, perennial powerhouse and nationally-ranked Sunrise Christian Academy, and NBA Africa Academy. He helped guide 10 players from that team achieve their dream of moving on and playing college basketball.
Savich arrived at Bosco Institute following seven seasons (2010-2013, 2015-2019) on the bench at his high school alma mater, Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort, Illinois, as an assistant for head coach Rich Kolimas. His duties at LWE included skill development, opponent scouting, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, and helping run youth summer camps. Savich helped lead the Griffins to back-to-back 20-win campaigns in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, which included defeating Homewood-Flossmoor for the first time in school history and knocking off then-undefeated and #1 state ranked Bolingbrook. The 2017-18 team set a school record with 23 wins, earned a No. 3 seed in the IHSA Romeoville Sectional, and captured the first IHSA Regional Championship in school history for boys' basketball.
A native of Mokena, Illinois, Savich graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2010, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Director of International Scouting
Former Slovenian National Team Director and longtime Center Mario Kraljević has been named Director of International Scouting for Bosco Institute! Kraljević was a member of the Slovenian national basketball team since 1992. He competed at Eurobasket 1993, Eurobasket 1995, Eurobasket 1999, Eurobasket 2001 and Eurobasket 2003. He represented Slovenia officially a in 73 games. He also represented Yugoslavia in the 1987 and 1988 European Junior Championships. His pro career spanned 15 years beginning in 1989 -2004 playing in Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Russia,Poland and Czech Republic.
Lead Athletic Trainer
Zach Creighton MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS is the Lead Athletic Trainer in the Sports Medicine department at Franciscan Health Crown Point. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2011 and his Master of Science degree from Michigan State University in 2013. Zach has experience as an athletic trainer in professional hockey (Fort Wayne Komets), NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball (Valparaiso University), and NCAA Division I Football (Michigan State University.) He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and has training in Postural Restoration Institute techniques.
Emily Kenyon, MS, LAT, ATC is in her third year as an athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine department at Franciscan Health Crown Point. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI in 2015, and completed her Master of Athletic Training degree in 2017 from Manchester University in North Manchester, IN. Emily is an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer, Graston certified provider, and a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner. She provides medical coverage for Crown Point Jr. Bulldogs youth football, Bosco Institute prep basketball, and Crown Point Lacrosse. When she is not at work, Emily enjoys running and spending time with her husband, David.
Jenny Guillen DPT, PT, ATC/L, CSCS has been a Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer with Franciscan Health Crown Point for 8 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a double minor in Sports Studies and Strength and Conditioning at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. After working as a certified athletic trainer in Maryland, Jenny earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. While in Virginia, Jenny stayed active as an athletic trainer volunteering at the Marine Corps Marathon, Cherry Blossom 10k, and the Home Court Charity basketball games at Georgetown University. Jenny is an ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer, certified in the Hesch method of treating lumbopelvic abnormalities and certified in trigger point dry needling. She is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
A leading expert with over 25 years experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning and Athletic Development, Frank Eksten is the Director of the Sports Medicine Institute Sports Performance program. Frank's extensive background in developing athletes at all levels helped provide the vision to offer sports medicine care alongside athletic development and performance training - all in one first-class facility. Frank began his coaching career at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN while completing his Masters Degree in Applied Sports Science and post-graduate doctoral work in Kinesiology. As Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, he directed and coordinated the training of Olympic Sports for 12 years at Indiana University. During that time he authored numerous articles and publications including co-authoring the book and video "Preparing for Basketball the Bob Knight Way." He has served as a visiting speaker and consultant around the world for professional teams, National Olympic Committees, and numerous colleges, universities, and sport institutes. He has served extensively with the U.S. Olympic Committee as director of the Community Olympic Development Program in Northwest Indiana and as Team Leader for weightlifting at the 2003 and 2007 Pan Am Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
After graduating from Crown Point High School in 2004, Kevin went to Indiana University and majored in Exercise Science in 2008. While at Indiana University he rode in the Little 500 for 3 years. He also received his Master's Degree at Indiana University in Applied Sports Science in 2009. Kevin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is certified through USA Weightlifting as a Sports Performance Coach. Kevin also currently works as the strength and conditioning coach for Valparaiso University Women's Basketball and assists with the Women's Soccer teams. Kevin recently returned from China with the women's basketball team where he was able to present and learn weightlifting and training principles from Zhejiang College of Sports. Kevin has competed in many different races. His top achievements have been excelling in the half-ironman and Chicago marathon. He would one day like to compete in the full ironman.