High School Achievements
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy alum, earned All-Conference honors all four years at the varsity level as well as All-State honors during his senior year. SJNMA Athlete of the Year (2011) and 3-Sport 1st-Team All Conference Athlete (basketball, baseball, football)
NCAA Division I school, University of Massachusetts Lowell full-scholarship athlete, first in program history to be named to America East All-Academic Team. In just four years of college, Mlachnik earned both his undergraduate degree in Business Management as well as his graduate degree, Master in Business Administration.
DJ’s philosophy for guiding success in the game of basketball relies on three key traits of an athlete: Determination, Discipline, and Perseverance. DJ believes, if you are determined to succeed, disciplined with your daily actions towards getting better, and persevere through the challenges brought your way; you will continue to reach your next level. As a former Division 1 athlete and now as a coach/teacher, DJ strives to lead these traits by example and through his messaging to help guide student-athletes for an overall better way of living!
Head Varsity Basketball Coach at his alma mater, St. John’s Northwestern Academies. Coached 2021 Mr. Basketball, and current Golden State Warrior, Brandin Podziemski at SJNA. Currently the head coach for our 24:Up UA Rise high school teams. Has helped dozens of athletes continue their athletic and academic careers at the Division 1, 2, 3, NAIA, Junior College, and professional level.