A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Derrick has been part of the cheer industry for 13 years. He started on a recreational team and then quickly felt compelled to cheer competitively with Shreveport All-stars. He loved the incorporation of tumbling, stunting, jump and music in all-star cheer. Derrick began learning and working alongside other coaches, and a fire for the love of coaching was ignited! Upon high school graduation, Derrick continued his education at Navarro College, cheering for the school and was an athlete on Cheetahs, then Wildcats. Even after winning as an athlete on those respective teams, Derrick attended Southern Methodist University, he cheered and the team placed in the top five at NCA College Nationals. With a heart of gold and a smile that lights up a room, Derrick is driven to make good things happen! He is passionate, caring and focused for each athlete that he encounters. Outside of the gym, he enjoys doing CrossFit and spending time with family and friends.
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