Sam Kimmel is entering his 2nd year coaching for Wisconsin Academy. Raised in Belleville, Sam was a 4-year varsity basketball player. He continued his love of basketball while attending UW-Madison for Computer Science, playing in several intramural leagues and daily pick-up games at the NAT, SERF, and Shell.
Sam lives in Deerfield with his wife Stacey, and three children, Kalob, Martin, and Madison. He started coaching youth basketball seven years ago when his sons began playing in Deerfield’s Kindergarten basketball league. He continues to coach Martin’s Class of 2024 team, and began coaching Madison’s Class of 2025 team this past season.
“It’s not just about working hard, it’s about working together. You have to care more about the team than you do about yourself” – John Calipari