Coaches

Pat Bell – Head Varsity Coach

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Coach Bell is entering his third season with the Wildcats.  His first season, Coach Bell led the Wildcats to an 8-4 record in the City Conference where they finished in 3rd place and last season, another 8-4 season where the Wildcats finished 4th in the city. A graduate of Riverside University High School (2004), he served as a varsity assistant and junior varsity coach at Riverside under Coach Tyrone “Rock” Lewis for 5 seasons (2005, 2011-14, 2016-17) winning the City Conference Title in 2017.  He was a student assistant coach at UW-Whitewater under future Hall of Fame Coach Pat Miller from 2007-2011 where they were able to capture two WIAC Championships (2008 & 2010) and win 80% of their games.

“Coach Miller (UW-Whitewater) gave me an opportunity to stay participating in the game I love after my college basketball days were over as a player,” says Coach Bell.  “He kept me around for four years as a young coach where I was able to learn a tremendous amount of skills and strategies that I still implement today.”

DSC_0272Coach Bell has worked multiple summer basketball camps for UW-Madison, Marquette, and UW-Whitewater where he has coached and mentored young athletes and worked alongside top coaches from across the country. In the summer of 2018, he was selected to be a coach for the Division 1 South team in the WBCA All-Star Game, Wisconsin’s primary basketball all-star game for high school athletes.

In high school, Coach Bell played for Jerry Luckett at Riverside and in college, he played at both Lake Forest College (2005) and at UW-Platteville (2006-07) under coaches Chris Conger and Paul Combs respectively.  “I learned a lot from those coaches and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity they gave me to play for their programs,” Coach Bell stated.

Coach Bell received his Bachelors Degree in Communications in 2011 and his Masters Degree in 2013 from UW-Whitewater.  He has recently finished pursuing a second Masters Degree in Education.  “I plan to continue to place an emphasis on education within this program.  Student-athletes must understand that being a student must come before being an athlete,” said Coach Bell.  “Without a proper education, we make it tougher on ourselves as a society and make it harder for us to be successful in life.  We must take advantage of every opportunity we have in life.  The universe rewards those of us who take action.”

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Contact Coach Bell at coachpatbell26@gmail.com

Keelyn Tyler – Assistant Coach

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Coach Tyler is entering his second season with the Wildcats. He is a graduate of Milwaukee Custer High School (2004) where he was a part of a state qualifying team under Coach Mark Mitchell in 2003. After Custer, Coach Tyler was a walk on at Marquette University in 2004 & 2005 under Coach Tom Crean and teammates with future NBA players Travis Diener and Steve Novak. Tyler has taken strategies from his coaches, some of the best in the country, and applied them to his own coaching philosophies.

After his playing career Coach Tyler got into coaching. He coached within the Milwaukee Spartans AAU program from 2014-16 and has been coaching with the Running Rebels/Kevon Looney Elite since 2016 where he has coached some of the top athletes in the area.

When Coach Tyler first began coaching, he didn’t think of it as passion or something he wanted to take seriously. He was just looking to help the kids get better and allow them to have fun.  It wasn’t until Coach saw the joy on the kids faces and their potential that he realized that this is something he wanted to do for a long time. He is now committed to this profession and coaching is something that immerses all aspects of his life now. Coach Tyler is considered to be one of the top coaches and trainers in the area.

DSC_0309Coach Tyler believes that basketball is one of the best ways to teach life lessons such as effective communication, working hard to accomplish a goal, overall work ethic, teamwork, and dedication. One of Coach Tyler’s main goals with the athletes he coaches and trains is to provide opportunities to receive a free education. He feels there needs to be more of an emphasis on the educational side of the term, “student-athlete.” Coach Tyler is looking to do everything in his power to reach as many student-athletes as he can to help them be successful in the classroom and successful in life.

Lou Burnett – JV1 / Varsity Assistant

IMG_0970 Coach Lou is entering his second season with the Wildcats.  This season, he has been promoted from freshmen to the JV1 team.  Last season with the freshmen team, he led them to a 13-5 record and prepared many of those freshmen to play JV and varsity during the season.  He currently works within the special education department within Hamilton and is very hands on with players within the building.

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Kyle Brokmeier – JV2 

Coach Brokmeier is entering his second season with the Wildcats.  Last season he served as a special assistant to the head coach.  This season, he serving as the JV2 coach where he is working with many of the newer student athletes within the program.  Coach Brokmeier brings a wealth of experience to the program and has a vital role of developing student athletes to prepare them for the JV1 and varsity levels.

Rob Roberson – Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Roberson is entering his first season with the Wildcats.  He is currently a varsity assistant where he works to develop student athletes both on the court and in the classroom.