Meet the Team
Meet the Team
...more coaches to be announced soon!
Pure Sweat COO
Coach Czes grew up in Crystal Lake and played football, basketball and baseball at CL Central. He began coaching at a junior high in 1995 as a sophomore at Arizona State University and fell in love with the profession. He spent the next several years coaching school and club teams in Arizona and working various basketball camps across the country during the summer.
He returned home in 1998 and worked in the IT department for District 47 while serving as an assistant baseball and basketball coach at CLC. He then spent 2 years at Judson University as their Network Administrator and assistant basketball coach before returning to CLC in 2003 to serve in a newly created Tech Coordinator position.
In 2006, he was named Head Boys Basketball Coach at CLC and served in that role until 2019, when he resigned after 20 years and 30 seasons of coaching basketball and baseball for the Tigers. He left CLC as the all-time leader in games coached (369) and 2nd all-time in wins (171) over the 93-year history of the school.
He is a regular speaker on the basketball clinic circuit including presentations for USA Basketball, TPG Sports Group, PGC/Glazier, the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, the Basketball Coaches Association of New York, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, and several clinics and camps in Belgium and London.
Rich also serves as the Director of Development for both the NHSBCA (National High School Basketball Coaches Association) and IBCA (Illinois Basketball Coaches Association), and is a member of the NHSBCA Court of Honor, which recognizes individuals who have had an impact on scholastic basketball nationally (inducted in 2014).
Rich lives in Crystal Lake with his wife (Molly), son (Jimmy) and daughters (Jordan and Jules).
After retiring from 30 years of service in various capacities at School District 47 (the last 16 as the school secretary at Indian Prairie Elementary), Nancy joined our team to help us keep things in order.
Her specialty is Customer Service, and we are lucky to have her with us. She will be the smiling face you see when you visit our facility during daytime hours, and the cheerful voice you hear when you call us.
Nancy has resided in Crystal Lake for the past 35 years and raised her 3 children here.
Logan was the starting point guard and captain at Prairie Ridge HS from 2013-15, helping the Wolves to 2 FVC Championships, a Regional Championship, and the 2nd most wins in school history during their 25-4 campaign. His senior year, he led the team in steals, assists, and blocked shots and finished as Prairie Ridge’s career assist leader.
Logan has been a lifelong student of the game, coming from a family of highly successful coaches. He attended Forrest Larson’s Take it to the Rim camp for 6 years, PGC Basketball camps for 2 years, as well as the Dick Baumgartner Shooting Camp.
For the past 3 years, he has worked at the Take it to the Rim Camp and the Doug Bruno DePaul Women’s Basketball Camp.
Logan is heavily involved in scouting, filming, and breaking down film of high school basketball games, with a specialty in recognizing individual and team tendencies.
Pro Skills Coach
Luke played varsity basketball all 4 years at Harrisonville High School in Missouri. In his high school career Luke was awarded All-Conference and First Team All-District three times. He also set the school record with 8 three-pointers in a district semifinal game.\
Due to a career ending injury, Luke began training basketball players for a living. in 2016, Pure Sweat Basketball hired Luke as a Kansas City skills coach. He ascended quickly through our ranks and has since become and integral part of our Pre-Draft and Summer NBA Training in Los Angeles.
He works closely with NBA Players such as Shaq Harrison (Bulls), Langston Galloway (Pistons), Frank Mason Jr (Bucks) as well as some of the top high school and college players in the country.
Luke prides himself in providing extremely detailed and game-like workouts that maximize a player’s time in the gym.
Ashley was a four-year starting point guard at Judson University, where she was known for her assists and tenacious defense. Since her sophomore year of college, she has been coaching middle school girls in both AAU and feeder programs, and has run a successful skills camp for boys and girls each Fall.
She has coached AAU at the high school level and was an assistant coach of the women’s team at Judson University. Throughout her time coaching, she has built relationships with each player focused on helping them improve throughout each season.
Ashley graduated with a degree in Health and Wellness from Judson, and continues to work as a performance coach while coaching basketball. She trains athletes playing various sports, increasing their reaction time, speed, and strength.
While she was the assistant at Judson, she also developed and ran the performance training for the team, which included the preseason lifting, recovery days, and off days. She was able to improve the strength, stability, flexibility and balance of each athlete.
Ashley’s desire is for every athlete to reach their goals and maximize their potential. By utilizing skill development on the court, and performance training off the court, she believes she can help each and every player be successful.
Bio coming soon.
Coach Madson is an on court skills coach for Pure Sweat Basketball that specifically trains college basketball players. Coach Madson has trained and helped many high school athletes achieve success at both the high school and collegiate level. Whether it be on court skill workouts, strength training, or film analysis and breakdown, Coach Madson is skilled and experienced in helping athletes grow and evolve.
Coach Madson is currently the head boy’s basketball coach at McHenry High School, where he has served as a coach within the program for the past 6 years. Prior to that, Coach Madson worked as a skills coach in the McHenry County area, where he helped develop players at all levels of the game.
Prior to beginning his career in coaching and training, Coach Madson played Division III basketball at Lake Forest College and was an All-Area and All-Conference player at McHenry High School.
Coach Mueller has spent the last 34 years working with players at the youth and high school level to help them develop their skills, mental toughness, and work ethic in pursuit of their goals. His belief is that these principles will build the foundation for a lifetime of strong achievement.
Coach Mueller is beginning his 25th year coaching basketball at Crystal Lake Central HS. He has also coached for 10 years in the CLC baseball program, having served as the head coach for 3 years.
He was a Chicago Tribune prep All-Star and All-Conference football and basketball player and a varsity baseball player at Forest View HS in Arlington Heights. He received a basketball scholarship to Quincy University, and after transferring to Aurora University, he finished his collegiate career as an All-Conference catcher and team captain in baseball his final 2 years.
Denis O’Brien played junior college basketball and volunteered coaching youth leagues in soccer, basketball, and baseball before and during coaching at District #155 high schools.
After a career of teaching History, Political Science, and Anthropology spanning 30+ years, he came to realize that the same life skills of hard work, determination, perseverance, respect and responsibility were common to both the sports he coached as well as the subjects he taught.
His philosophy encompasses teaching proper fundamentals, the importance of defense, and modeling sportsmanship while having fun!
He has coached both high school girls and boys in softball, track, volleyball and basketball, spending the last 13 years on the staff of Coach Rich Czeslawski at Crystal Lake Central High School.
Summer Camp Director
Brian Seaver has been coaching basketball for over 20 years. He has coached at the high school level for both Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central and has run the youth Tiger Basketball Camps at Crystal Lake Central for 13 years.
Recently, he has coached 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams for Work Hard Basketball out of Palatine.
Brian is a math/computer science teacher at Crystal Lake Central and is also the head boys track coach. He enjoys coaching youth sports and motivating kids to work hard to achieve goals and still have fun!