Toronto Blue Jays


  • Derek's Better Baseball 2000-Present
  • Frisco Riders 2020-Present
  • Coppell Cowboys Red/Black 2016-Present
  • Dallas Mustangs August 2014-2016
  • America's Team--Summer 2014--Spain
  • TSR Academy Selects -2008-2014
  • Mesquite ISD (MS Football & HS Baseball) 2009-2014
  • Wylie High School Fall Program 2007-2009
  • Innerplay Sports-Athletic Director 2004-2008
  • University of Texas at Dallas - Pitching Coach  2001-2004
  • University of Western Ontario - Assistant Coach   1999-2000
  • London Majors Baseball - Player/Coach  1998-2000
  • Pro-Coaching Clinics - Sydney Australia 1994-1995
  • Oklahoma State - Tom Holliday Pitching Camps    1990-1994
  • Oklahoma State - Gary Ward Hitting Camps 1990-1993

  • Syracuse Skychiefs (AAA)     1997                        Led team in wins (7), games started (25), innings pitched (143), and strikeouts (120).
  • Venezuelan League (winter)   1996                      Went 2-2 with a 3.42 ERA for Lara Cardinales
  • Syracuse Chiefs (AAA)         1996                     Placed ninth in International League in earned run average (4.28); led Syracuse staff in wins (8) and strikeouts (103); held right-handed batters to a .213 batting average.
  • Arizona Fall League              1995                        Made all-star team by posting a 2-2 record in ten starts with a 1.89 ERA                
  • Knoxville Smokies    (AA)      1995                           Averaged 9.03 strikeouts every nine innings pitched, fourth best among starting pitchers in Southern League while leading the staff with 106 strikeouts.
  • Australian Baseball League (winter)       1994 - 1995 Broke the single season strikeout record with 103 K’s in 72 innings, and setting the new record of 126.
  • Dunedin Blue Jays (A)          1994                         Fifth among ‘Jays full-season hurlers in ERA (3.21) and third in strikeouts (123); In June and July posted a 5-1 record with a 1.60 ERA in nine games (62 innings) with 17 walks and 63 strikeouts, earning the player of the month award.
  • Hagerstown Suns (A)             1993                         Went 4-5 with a 3.66 ERA with 6 saves.
  • St. Catherines Blue Jays (A)  1992                         Went 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA while striking out 74 batters in 58 innings pitched.

Coaching Experience: College, HS, and Select  1990-Present

Oklahoma State University

Derek's Better Baseball--Past and Present

This site will provide an informative reflection of the achievements that I have accomplished during my playing and coaching career.  I played baseball at the highest levels, and would like to pass on my experience and knowledge to future baseball stars.

You will be able to see where I've been, and where I'm going.

These pages will also provide you with links to related sites that will show you how to become a part of my training programs and teams.

  • Named to Big Eight All-Tournament Team
  • Set Big Eight Tournament single game strikeout record with 16 strikeouts
  • Set Oklahoma State single game strikeout record with 16 strikeouts
  • Member of Big Eight Championship Team 1992
  • Member of Big Eight Championship Team 1991
  • Member of College World Series Runner's Up Team 1990
  • Member of West II Regional Championship Team 1990
  • Member of Big Eight Championship Team 1990

"To live your dream, you have to work for it!"