Lakers Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Phil Budervic
Coach Budervic was born and raised in Canton, Ohio and is a graduate of Canton Lincoln High School and Malone University. Phil has coached at the high school and college level in Ohio and Florida. He lives with his wife, Sheila and son, John, who is an assistant coach on the staff and graduate student at Silver Lake College. Their daughter, Sara, resides in Jacksonville, Florida where she is attending Florida State College of Jacksonville.
In addition to his coaching, Coach Budervic works in the admissions department as the Coordinator of Athletic Recruiting and as an Admissions Counselor in the adult education market.
Coach Budervic is excited and optimistic about the season and the program as a whole. “We have a solid core of players returning from last year’s team and we have added players who can make an immediate impact. It will be important for us as coaches to blend the talent quickly as the schedule is extremely tough. Coach Budervic wants to add something else to the program this year as well as years to come and that is having fun as a team. “While we want and expect the players to compete every minute of every game, we want them to have fun and experience what it is like to be part of a team. If we play hard, have fun, accept our individual roles and commit to the team concept, we will have a successful season and program.”
Assistant Coach John Budervic
This is John’s second year as an assistant coach on the Silver Lake Men’s Basketball Staff. He is the son of head coach Phil Budervic and was born and raised in Florida. John attended the University of Kentucky where he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. In addition to being a Graduate Assistant in the Student Life Department at Silver Lake, John is pursuing a Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Behavior.
John says, “I am excited to be returning for my second year as a coach in this great program. It is also exciting for me to have the opportunity to coach alongside my father who has coached me throughout my career. This year’s team has a good blend of returning players, transfers and freshman and will be very exciting to coach and watch.”
Assistant Coach Rich Kelly
Richard G. Kelly Jr., originally from Milwaukee, is a 2011 graduate of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family and holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English. Rich also studied Studio Art. He was a member of the Men’s Basketball team while attending the College, and is on the Silver Lake Alumni team during the summer. Rich’s work in Admissions is largely in Milwaukee County and the surrounding areas. Rich also works with prospective freshman students in the Milwaukee area who are interested in participating in athletics.
For the past five years, Rich has been an Assistant/Offensive Coach with True Blue Crew basketball in Milwaukee. During late spring and throughout the summer Rich goes home to coach this traveling Amateur Athletics Union Varsity and Junior Varsity teams along with his father Richard Kelly, Sr.
Assistant Coach Mike Menges
Mike Menges is in his fifth season as an Assistant Coach at Silver Lake and is a native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2008 with a degree in Business and Economics. Mike holds the single season record for 3-point shots made at Manitowoc Lutheran High School. He also received 1st team All-Conference and All-State Honors while leading UW-Manitowoc to the Wisconsin State Junior College Championship series in 2003. Mike currently resides in Manitowoc with his wife Stephanie.
Sport Information Director
Tevin Warren is a sophomore at Silver Lake College pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Chemistry. He is a member of the Silver Lake College Soccer Team and is a Resident Assistant. He also serves on the College Advancement Committee and in Student Government. Tevin serves the Men’s Basketball Program as its sports information director.
“I'm very excited to be the sports information director for the Men's Basketball Team. I feel this is a great way to show my talents and watch a program grow and know that I have a hand in it. I’m really excited about this season, and ready to see what this blend of players will bring to the court. ‘Let's Go Lakers!’"