Jim Datka, a coaching veteran of over 20 years, is the head boys' basketball coach of Messmer High School in Milwaukee. He arrived at Messmer after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at St. Francis College (N.Y.) from 2005-08. Datka has been the head coach at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn.; St. Scholastica College in Duluth, Minn.; and The Hope School in Milwaukee.
He also was an assistant coach at St. Bonaventure, St. Francis (Pa.) and Marquette University. In 1992, he was an assistant coach with the Panamanian Olympic team.