Desert Vista Alumni Class of 2000. Was Two way starter for desert vista helping capture the schools first State Championship Title in 1998. His All-State honors helped him Get a scholarship to the University of Nevada of Reno from 2000-2003, where he was a 4 year Starter As well as All Western Athletic Conference 3 of 4 of those years. Derek pursed his professional Career as he was in camp an on the Practice squad with the Indianapolis colts in 04 he also played in the CFL Canadian football-league in 2005 . 
 
Derek is entering his 12th year coach here at his Alumni where he has been assistant coach , working with the Defensive line . He has helped produced over 15 D-1  dlinemen in his tenured time here !
 
Derek is also owner of a local Performance Training Gym near buy where he works with youth &high school athletes, he has also worked with hundreds of collegiate as well as Professional athletes as well. 
 
Derek Has a  daugter and a son that will both attend desert vista as well!