Derek has coached a variety of sports throughout his career, including youth football for Whitney Point, Men’s tennis at Broome Community College, and Men’s and Women’s basketball at Davis College.
Derek graduated from Davis College in 2007 with a BA in counseling, and played on the Men’s basketball team for three years. He held the scoring title all three years, and was team MVP and Captain for two seasons.
Derek works toward instilling qualities of leadership and strong character in the athletes he coaches,while also fostering an atmosphere of hard work and dedication.Such qualities have contributed to the substantial growth of the Men’s Basketball team, which Derek helped coach to their first National Championship in 2011.
Aside from his collegiate coaching pursuits, Derek is involved in several other sport related ministries, including coaching the FBJC Men’s softball team and running in different races in the community to help raise support for various charities. Derek resides in Binghamton, NY with his wife, Monica, and their dog, Polamalu.