Derek was born and raised in West Liberty, Ohio and grew up in a family that bled scarlet and gray, thrusting him into that way of life as a child. He still remember the early stages of being a Buckeye fan and watching Eddie George scamper away from the Notre Dame defense. He's an avid sports fan in general and other than Ohio State, he also aligns myself with the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Reds. Derek went to Ohio Northern University and will have a Bachelor's degree in Physical and Health Education shortly. He aspires to coach baseball some day.
- NFL Team: Green Bay Packers
- MLB Team: Cincinnati Reds