Jim Deischer


Jim has been a coach at WI Academy for the past 6 years coaching 9U-14U teams. Jim has coached basketball, football, and baseball teams for Verona youth sports. He is most passionate about basketball and loves to help youth athletes develop both the physical and mental aspects of the game. His coaching philosophy centers around RED: Respect, Effort, and Discipline, as well as just having FUN enjoying the game. He is proud to have his son be a part of the WI Academy family.

Jim has spent most of his professional career in Accounting and Finance. He spent 18 years at Epic as their Director of Accounting followed by a CFO role for a small business in McFarland. He currently is an Executive Vice President of Finance for Nordic, a healthcare consulting firm located in Madison, WI with approximately 1,000 employees. Nordic is focused on strategy, technology, operations and managed services that result in a stronger healthcare business with better patient outcomes. In addition, Jim is co-­owner of Sports Advantedge with Brian Bott, former strength coach for the UW football team. Sports Advantedge is located in Verona WI and offers elite sports performance training for athletes ranging from youth to professional. Sports Advantage also offers an elite baseball program with its Edge Baseball Academy.