Staff

  • Founder
    David Maravilla

    Bosco Institute was established in June of 2013 by Dave Maravilla, formerly the CEO of International Sport Management for twenty-three years. Within our first year as a program we produced several collegiate athletes and established a culture of player development, college academic achievement and community service. Along the way we defeated nationally ranked #1 Fishbourne Academy of Virginia, and proved very early on that we would compete with anyone. During our first three years we have produced thirty-one college basketball players including twenty-two NCAA Division One players. Only one of those student athletes arrived at Bosco Institute with an NCAA Division One offer. Our success in developing under the radar athletes that needed an additional season of growth, maturity and development has given us an identity as a program which produces college athletes. As the success of our program continues to grow our culture shall remain the same. We recruit student athletes that are NCAA academic qualifiers, that have a passion for the game and have the work ethic to succeed in the classroom and on the court.

  • Head Coach
    Jason Hawkins

    Coach Jason Hawkins enters his fourth season as the head men's basketball coach at Bosco Institute. Bosco Institute has experienced great success upon Hawkins’ arrival. In the last two years Hawkins has led Bosco Institute to back to back Mid-American Tournament Championships. During Coach Hawkins’ three year tenure, over 15 of his players have received Division 1 basketball scholarship offers. Prior to his arrival at Bosco Institute, Hawkins brought an impressive basketball resume from all levels of the game after completing three seasons as the head men's basketball coach at Indiana University Northwest. At Indiana University Northwest Hawkins increased the win totals in each of his seasons. Hawkins brings over ten years of coaching experience to Bosco Institute. He is known for his ability to recruit and rebuild programs. Hawkins came to IU Northwest after completing one season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Elmhurst College. Prior to Coach Hawkins' stint at Elmhurst college he spent three seasons as a physical education instructor and head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Marquette Catholic High School, Michigan City, IN where he brought excitement back to the game with his winning attitude. Preceding the Marquette Catholic experience Hawkins was an assistant men's basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Valparaiso University. Hawkins came to Valparaiso University after spending two seasons as the head coach at Calumet College of St. Joseph, where he increased the team's winning percentage and brought the program to the upper echelon of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. During his two seasons, several players were named CCAC All-Conference. From 2000-03 Hawkins played collegiate basketball at Valparaiso University where he was a member of three Mid-Continent Conference regular season championship squads. In 2002, he played on the team that captured the Mid-Continent tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Following graduation, Hawkins stayed on with the Valparaiso University men's basketball program as the Director of Basketball Operation in the 2003-04 season, helping to lead the Crusaders the Mid-Continent regular season and tournament crowns, as well as a trip to the NCAA tournament. Hawkins has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Valparaiso University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ashford University.

  • Strength Trainer
    Frank Eksten

    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.

  • Strength Trainer
    Kevin Devine

    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.

  • Coach
    Niko Panousis

    Niko Panousis joined Bosco Institute men's basketball staff in 2016-17 and is in his second year with Bosco. 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.