About Coach Dane Deutsch

Dane Deutsch Biography

Dane Deutsch is an professional coach specializing in Character, Leadership, Management and Gymnastics. Dane has a double major in Physical Education and Health from Bemidji, Minnesota. He also did undergraduate work in Pre-Med while completing the Air Force ROTC program at University of Wisconsin in Superior, Wisconsin. He earned his commission as an Air Force officer in 1982. He is married and has four children. He is the CEO and President of DCS Netlink in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

As a United States Air Force Captain (ret), Dane served as Chief of Maintenance for country the of Turkey. He was responsible for 1200 people under his command, assigned throughout many locations in Turkey; from Iraq to Istanbul; and from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, Dane led 50 people on his immediate staff at the headquarters location in Ankara, Turkey. He and his division were responsible for all electronics-communications equipment including: navaids, microwave radio systems, long-haul tropo radios, land mobile radios, television, telephones, computers (mini, micro and mainframe), and networks. In addition, his responsibilities included management and administration for one of the main ARPANET connections in Europe.

Since leaving active duty Air Force, Dane formed a corporation called Deutsch's, Inc. It consists of Deutsch's Gymnastics Training Center and DCS Netlink, and is headquartered in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Deutsch's Gymnastics has trained hundreds of children in the sport and discipline of gymnastics over the years. In addition, Deutsch's gym has produced athletes at all levels of competition, both State and National.

Over the past 15 years, DCS Netlink has grown from 1 employee to 14 and from repairing computers to installing and maintaining networks to a full line of Networking and Internet services including: web design, e-mail services, e-commerce, wireless internet, and most importantly, Internet Security services. Dane has personally grown from an A+ Certified Technician to a Microsoft Certified Support Engineer (MCSE). Most recently, DCS Netlink has focused on Internet Security including WatchGuard Firewalls, VPNs, and Internet Security training on a national basis.

As a team, DCS Netlink was nominated and won the Barron County Small Business Model of the Year for 2002. In 2002, Dane was chosen as a Wisconsin Small Businessman of the Year. In 2004, DCS Netlink was recognized at the RSA Security Conference as a Premier WatchGuard Firewall Value Added Reseller and Trainer in the United States. In addition, DCS Netlink was chosen as the Synergy 2004 Award winner for Physical Infrastructure Enhancement in Western Wisconsin. In July of 2004, Dane attended a John C. Maxwell Maximum Impact course designed to license him as a facilitator to teach the “Developing the Leader within You” course name after the bestseller book by the same name. Dane is now a licensed facilitator for John C. Maxwell’s Maximum Impact organization.