Derek Deprey

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

As the General Manager of the Wisconsin Athletic Club, my goal each and every day is to continuously develop 250 team members by setting extremely high standards and holding everyone accountable to their dreams. At WAC, we try not to talk about success. Instead, we focus on what we can control by striving for 100% effort so that we can become the best of which we are capable.

To live my potential with a positive attitude and a true sense of urgency while creating a growth environment for others.

Specialties: Leader, positive attitude, resilient, focused, decision maker, team/culture builder, vision, professional, loyal, humble, true sense of urgency, driven, embraces change, self starter, develops others, delegates with purpose, communication, ability to present/persuade, organized, prepared, follows through, passionate, enthusiastic, achieves results, focuses on big goals, life-long learner, confident, secure, open to ideas, listens to others, relationship builder, customer advocate & passionate about wellness

Fun Facts:
- Wrote my number on a guest pass at the WAC to the woman who eventually became my wife
- Blessed with 2 amazing daughters: Ellie & Mia
- Coached at the University of Utah with Jim Boylen during the 100th anniversary season
- Coached at Marquette University with Tom Crean when we defeated Bobby Knight & Coach K in consecutive days
- Helped coach & scout in 2 NCAA Tourney's
- Coached players who entered the NBA: Steve Novak, Wes Matthews & Lazar Hayward
- Coached with more than 10 NBA or NCAA Division I head coaches
- Helped scout in the NBA Playoffs
- Coached with 3 NBA Coaches of the Year: George Karl, Sam Mitchell & Mike Schuler
- On the Bucks staff during the Big 3 era of Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson & Sam Cassell
- Invited by Coach Dick Bennett and Coach Tony Bennett to try out for the Badgers
- Participated in the 1998 HS State Tourney, was 1st team all-area, 1st team all-conference & 2nd in the state in scoring

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Business Administration/Sport Management, United States Sports Academey

Certifications / Trainings

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Will be a John C. Maxwell certified Speaker, Coach & Mentor in February 2014

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