Coaches & Trainers

All Flow Basketball Academy coaches and trainers are highly skilled and experienced athletes, having competed as college basketball athletes and coached at the youth level for at least three years. Each has been personally selected by Korie and is deeply aligned with the Flow philosophy and building block principles.

Judson Brooks

Coach

Chicago

Judson has over thirty years of youth coaching experience spanning boys and girls sports at multiple levels. Over the years he has coached basketball at Central Middle School (Columbus, Indiana), University of Chicago Lab School, Haven Middle School (Evanston), and FAAM (Evanston). Most recently he helped build the ETHS Girls Feeder program, coaching seventh and eighth grade teams. He enjoys sharing his passion for the game by helping every player become the best they can be — as an individual and as a teammate. Nothing brings him more joy than seeing a group of players mature into a winning team. Beyond basketball, he is the father of three and is a Partner at Harris Associates here in Chicago.

Adam Eastman

Coach & Trainer

Chicago

While earning his degree in Business Administration at DePaul, Adam was invited to work with the DePaul women's basketball team’s coaching staff as a scout player and was exposed to the elite structure and organization of a Top-25 program for three years. After college, he worked as an athletic coordinator for We Got Game, organizing and running basketball camps, leagues, and training sessions for players of all ages. He’s coached middle school basketball at Hardey Prep and Mount Carmel Academy, and for the past two years has worked with The Latin School serving as the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant. Adam’s basketball philosophy balances the structure of skill building, while also incorporating techniques aimed at improving a player’s instinctual on-court awareness. Adam and a childhood friend operate Primal Dog, a dog training and walking business serving the North Center neighborhood of Chicago since 2014.

Vlado Jaksic

Coach & Trainer

Chicago
Vlado has 15+ years of experience as a basketball trainer in both U.S. and Europe.  As a player and student of the game of basketball since the age of 9 through his 2nd year at North Park University, he has experienced not only the successes, but the daily struggles of becoming a better player and teammate combined with relentless desire and work ethic that helped to transform him into a trainer specializing in long term player development (encompassing not only on and off the court work, but overall fitness and athleticism).  Vlado possess an unique ability in leveraging each player's special talents for not only their own individual benefit but for the team as well. He understands the fundamentals of the game, and what sets him apart is his ability to integrate the diverse philosophies of basketball stemming from Europe and the USA into one coherent and effective whole that supercedes any individual approach.

Hannah Kessel "Kess"

Coach & Trainer

Chicago

Kess moved to Chicago after graduating from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in May, 2019.  At Grinnell, Kess played basketball serving as captain her senior year plus ran track & field.  Kess grew up in Phoenix, AZ where she developed a love of the game beginning as a 1stgrader. She has coached youth athletes via several clinics throughout her college and high school years and is excited to bring her energy and passion for the game to the FXW and Flow with an emphasis on player growth and increasing game IQ.  When she is not of the court, Kess works as a merchandising coordinator for McMaster Carr and spends her free time exploring the restaurants in her new city.  

David Levy

Coach

Chicago

David grew up in Portland, OR where basketball was a significant influence on his values and leadership.  He graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL and added a master’s degree from Northwestern in Evanston in 2020. While at Northwestern, David joined the women’s basketball staff as a Graduate Assistant. During his time with the team, Northwestern went on to win a share of the Big Ten regular season title and reached as high as #11 in the AP poll. Since graduating from Northwestern, David was the assistant coach for the Women’s Basketball program at Division II Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia, where he worked in all facets of the program, including assisting with on court player development, film and scouting breakdowns, designing practices, and implementing offensive and defensive strategies for the team. David believes that when we empower and encourage our players to be critical thinkers at a young age, they develop a positive growth mindset which leads to greater successful over time.

Sean Lonergan

Trainer

Chicago

Sean grew up in central Indiana where his love for the game of basketball became apparent from an early age. After graduating from Fishers High School in 2013, he accepted a preferred walk-on spot at the University of Michigan and eventually was awarded a scholarship as a Junior. While there, he was a member of 2 Big Ten Championship teams, 3x Academic All-Big Ten, 4x U-M Academic Achievement, 2x U-M's Morgan/Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement, and 2x U-M's Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award winner. Sean brings a mix of both immense knowledge of the game, as well as incredibly high energy and great communication skills. He has worked numerous camps from youth to the collegiate level. At his core, Sean loves teaching the game, both the fundamentals and advanced concepts. When Sean is not in the gym, he works as Project Manager for a data science consulting firm here in Chicago.

Damo Robinson

Coach & Trainer

Chicago

Damo grew up in Chicago where he played basketball and graduated from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School 2010. Damo played college basketball at Montana State Northern in Havre, MT where he transitioned to Student Assistant Coach for his final year graduating in 2017 with a degree in Community Leadership. Damo has over seven years coaching and teaching sports at the youth level. He worked six summers for the Chicago Park District working into a supervisory position and taught basketball at the Boys and Girls’ Club in Havre, Montana.

Kurt Taute

Coach

Chicago

Kurt is currently the sophmore girls basketball coach at St. Igantius High School. Kurt, a high school math teacher at Argo High School, has been coaching basketball at multiple levels the past 20+ years. He coached boys basketball for 10 years at Argo, including three years as head varsity boys coach where he led the team to their last conference championship. After coaching at the high school level, Kurt devoted his time coaching youth basketball at Frances Xavier Warde where he has coached multiple teams every year for the last few years. Kurt is passionate about teaching the fundamentals of the game and building success and confidence through teamwork and hard work.