Head Coach - North
Coach Derek is a native of Washington, DC, he competed as a two sport athlete in Football and baseball in high school. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. He is a strong advocate for youth sports for competitive growth to build character. As a 2nd year coach with the 301 Panthers, Coach Derek has been a positive influence with the 301 Panthers with his energy and enthusiasm for developing championship minded athletes. In addition to his time and spirit dedicated as a track coach. He is also a dedicated youth football coach in the Bowie, MD area. As the Coach working primarily with youth middle distance runners and shot put athletes between ages 8 - 12, he has a dedicated approach to improve speed, endurance, and agility through interval intensity training. Overall his commitment is to the kids to establish track and field goals and track and field training targets to be successful. Coach Derek emphasizes track fundamentals and an emphasis on physical conditioning, running form, running strategies, and training techniques to prepare athletes for competitive track meets. According to Coach Derek, Track is a great sport to learn self-discipline, build a strong work ethic, and develop a competitive spirit to be successful. Coach Derek Quote, “Never Ready Always Prepared”, Coach Derek believes in preparing kids for success. Coach Derek has been married to his wife for 20 years and has three beautiful kids. He has a Bachelors in Engineering and a Masters in Business Development, He is a certified coach with USATF.