Jonny Dahl

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17U Boys Coach & Program Director
cohjdahl@gmail.com

Jonny played high school basketball at Keokuk High School in Keokuk, IA where he holds the scoring record with 1,341 career points and assist record with 513 career assists. He was named All-Conference all three years and was named Conference MVP and All-State as a senior.

 

He continued his career at Division 1 Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX where he received a medical redshirt due to a shoulder injury. He then transferred to Division 2 Northern State in Aberdeen, SD. He then transferred and finished his career at John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL. 

 

He has a unique story that has allowed him to play for some of the top coaches in the country. At Stephen F. Austin he played for Brad Underwood, who is now the Head Coach at Illinois. He also played under Mike Boynton, who is now the Head Coach at Oklahoma State, Paul Sather, who is now the Head Coach at North Dakota, and Sundance Wicks, who is now the Assistant Coach at Wyoming. He has passion to share the knowledge that he picked up from these amazing coaches and wants to pass it on to the next generation of players.

 

Jonny lives in Camp Point, IL with his wife Missy and their newborn son, Brecken.

Ali Schwagmeyer-Belger COH Elite

Ali Schwagmeyer-Belger

17U Girls Coach
schwag33@gmail.com

Ali played high school basketball at CSE in Camp Point, IL where she scored 1,950 points and was named All-State her junior and senior seasons.

 

She continued her career at Division 1 Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC where she was named to the Big South All-Freshman Team. After two seasons, she transferred to Division 2 Quincy University to be closer to family. She was an All-American and GLVC Player of the Year at QU.

 

She has played 8 professional seasons in numerous countries including Germany, Romania, Spain, and Australia. She was named SBL MVP three consecutive seasons and won the SBL Grand Final in Australia before being moved up to their top league, the WNBL. She has played the past three seasons in the WNBL and is one of the top guards in a league that is filled with WNBA players and Olympians. She has a contract to return to her previous team next season, the Sydney Flames.

 

Ali is currently staying in Camp Point, IL with her husband Courtney, who is also a professional basketball player. She will return to Australia for her fourth WNBL season in August.

Jason Durst

15U Boys Coach
jasonwdurst14@gmail.com 

Jason is from Canton, MO and played college basketball at Culver-Stockton College. 

 

He began his coaching career after graduating from CSC in 1999. He has experience coaching at the middle school and high school levels before becoming a college coach. He has been the Head Coach at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO for fifteen seasons. During that time, he has developed 11 AMC All-Conference players and three NAIA All-Americans. He has been named the AMC Coach of Character twice in his career. His best season come in 2019 when HLGU finished 4th in the NCCAA National Tournament. 

 

Jason lives in Palmyra, MO with his wife Jennifer and their three children, Jayden 18, Jaynee 16 and Jenna 13. 

Jennifer Durst COH Elite

Jennifer Durst

15U Girls Coach
jdurst_25@hotmail.com

Jennifer is from Brookfield, MO and played college basketball at Culver-Stockton College. In her four years at CSC, she was a part of four of the most successful teams in the school’s history with a combined record of 104-30. She was a member of three Conference Championships and one National Tournament appearance. She was named CSC Player of the Year her senior year.

After graduating from CSC, she began her coaching career at Emporia State University as a Graduate Assistant under Head Coach Cindy Stein, who is now the Head Coach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Brandon Schneider, who is now the Head Coach at Kansas University. It was at Emporia that she realized her passion for working with young athletes and her desire to see them reach their potential on and off the court.

She has been coaching basketball for 24 years. After serving as the assistant coach at CSC for three seasons, she became the Head Coach at Hannibal-LaGrange University. In her four seasons as Head Coach at HLGU, they won 20 games in all four seasons and compiled a record of 91-38. They won one Conference Championship and made one National Tournament appearance. She stepped down from her position after the birth of her second child but has remained actively coaching in both youth and high school basketball over the past 16 years. She has also done skill development training for the past 8 years.

Jennifer is married to Jason Durst (Head Men’s Basketball Coach at HLGU) and has three children, Jayden 18, Jaynee 16 and Jenna 13.

Jeff Dahl

14U Boys Coach
jedahl@warsawschooldistrict.com

Jeff played basketball, football, and baseball at University of Northwestern in Roseville, MN. He was a starter, team captain, and All-Conference in basketball and helped win Conference Championships in all three sports.

 

He has decades of coaching experience at the high school and college levels. He was the head coach at Warsaw High School (IL) for five seasons with an overall record of 120-17. In 1997 he led them to the IHSA Class A State Championship and was named Illinois Coach of the Year. He was the head coach at Keokuk High School (IA) for seven seasons with an overall record of 96-63. In 2015 he led them to a Conference Championship.

He has also served as an assistant coach at several college programs at numerous levels. He was on staff at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, IA, where they won the NJCAA National Championship in 2000. He has also been on staff at Culver Stockton College, in Canton, MO, and Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, IA. 

 

Jeff and his wife, Donna, have two grown sons, David and Jonny, who are both involved in coaching basketball.

Laney Lantz COH Elite

Laney Lantz

14U Girls Coach
lantzde@quincy.edu

Laney played high school basketball at CSE in Camp Point, IL where she holds the school record with 2,199 points and was named All-State all four seasons. She led her team to the three IHSA Regional Championships and two IHSA Final Four appearances. 

 

She’s currently a sophomore at Division 2 Quincy University in Quincy, IL. Last season, she started as a freshman and led QU in scoring at 11.3 points per game and was the second highest scoring freshman in the GLVC. This season, as a sophomore, she is currently one of the top scorers in the GLVC averaging 17.1 points while shooting 47% from the field and 87% from the line. She had a career high 32 points at Lewis this season. 

 

Laney is really excited about the opportunity to see young players develop their skills while finding and strengthening their love for God!

Kenzie Lathrom

Girls Program Assistant

Kenzie played high school basketball at Mark Twain in Center, MO where she holds twelve school records including career scoring with 1,944, single game scoring with 45, career threes with 250, career steals with 369, and career assists with 312. She was First Team All-Conference, All-District, and All-Area all four seasons.

 

She’s currently a junior at Division 2 University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has been an impact player every season. She averaged 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists as a freshman. She averaged 6.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists as a sophomore. She is currently averaging 6.9 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists as a junior. She is 88-248 (36%) from three and 53-58 (92%) from the line so far in her career. She scored a career high 27 points against Purdue Northwest.

 

Kenzie has been training with Cross Over Hoops since high school and is really excited about the opportunity to coach and make an impact on younger players!

Kim Niekamp COH Elite

Kim Niekamp

Girls Program Assistant

Kim was a standout at Camp Point Central high school. She moved on to play at John Wood Community College where she was a starter for the basketball team and earned an Associate’s Degree. She finished her career at Hannibal-LaGrange University where she was a starter for the basketball team and earned a Bachelor’s Degree. Kim loves playing and teaching the game of basketball with her sister Ali Schwagmeyer-Belger. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Kim and her husband Luke live outside of Camp Point, IL with their two children, Lexi and Karson. Their family is much involved in farming and sports. 

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Joanne Carroz

Girls Program Assistant

Joanne played high school basketball at Macon County R-IV where she was All-Conference, All-District, and All-Area multiple seasons. She graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange University in 2007 where she played four seasons on the women’s basketball team. She was a starter, team captain, and received Academic All-American status during her time at HLGU. She loves teaching and learning about the game of basketball alongside her sister, Jennifer Durst. She is thankful for the opportunity to build relationships with players and help point them toward Christ.

Joanne and her husband Nick live outside of Palmyra, MO. They have two sons, Cannon (7) and Archer (4).