Download PDF

About Derek Fitzhenry

A veteran football coach and athletic director, Derek Fitzhenry supports the success of his student athletes both on and off the field. He has coached 45 young people who have qualified to play at the college level, and his student athletes have achieved a 100 percent graduation rate. A coach to two Defensive Players of the Year, Derek Fitzhenry has also coached nine all-state players over the course of 11 years and has an average of 11 all-district football players annually. Over the course of more than decade as a head football coach, Derek Fitzhenry guided his athletes to 25 championships. Over Coach Fitzhenry's career he has coached in 45 playoff games including 4 semi finals and 6 regional semi finals.  He secured the most district championships in all eligible sports from 2005 through 2009, being at the time the athletic director and head football coach for Giddings Independent School District. A four-time Coach of the Year at Giddings, he brought the school to a top-10 finish in Lone Star Cup competition for the first time in its history. Derek Fitzhenry has also coached at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Jersey Village and Cy-Springs High School in Houston, and Permian High School in Odessa. He now works with athletes as an assistant head football coach at North Shore High School, where he oversaw training for the 2015 6A Division I state champions.

Education

20142015

MASTERS

Lamar University

Principal Certification 4.00 GPA

19961999

MASTERS

Texas A&M  University  @ P.V. 

Education Administration 4.00 GPA

19851990

Bachelors of Arts and Science

Louisiana Tech Univesity

Social Studies and Business

Work History

08-20142016

Assistant Head

North Shore High School

Assistant Head Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

  • assist head coach with personnel matters, hiring, retaining, growing
  • college recruiting coordinator and liaison for college coaches
  • coordinate 15 assistant coaches and 200 student athletes  within the football program
  • organizing equipment inventory 
  • football clinic lecture 
  • practice schedule and game  day schedules for travel and activities 
  • organize strength and conditioning for 325 football players 9-12 graders
  • supervise and organize two middle school 7 and 8 grade football programs
04-201101-2014

Athletic Director

Pine Tree Independent School District

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach

  • lead athletic program for 800 boys and girls athletes
  • supervise 53 staff members including coaches, secretaries, trainers, custodians and grounds crews
  • organize and schedule all athletic facilities
  • manage $2 million athletic budget 
  • project manager for all athletic facility construction 
  • U.I.L. compliance for all 12 boys and girls sports
  • hire, evaluate, grow, retain and terminate athletic personnel
  • lead and organize 4 junior high football teams and 5 high school football teams
032003 04-2010

Athletic Director

Giddings Independent School District

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach 

  • lead athletic program for 400 boys and girls athletes
  • supervise 31 staff members including coaches, secretaries, trainers, custodians and grounds crews
  • organize and schedule all athletic facilities
  • manage $2 million athletic budget 
  • project manager for all athletic facility construction 
  • U.I.L. compliance for all 12 boys and girls sports
  • hire, evaluate, grow, retain and terminate athletic personnel
  • lead and organize 4 junior high football teams and 5 high school football teams
04-200003-2003

Assistant Head Coach

Odessa Permian High School

Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator

  • assist head coach with personnel matters, hiring, retaining, growing
  • coordinate 15 assistant coaches and 200 student athletes  within the football program
  • practice schedule and game  day schedules for travel and activities 
  • organize strength and conditioning for 275 football players 10-12 graders
  • supervise and organize Bonham J.H. 7 ,8 & 9 grade football programs

Skills

Certifications and Skills

Principal Certification 

PDAS Training 

Instructional Leadership

Social Studies Composite Certification 

Project Management

Budget Management

Personnel Management

Microsoft Office

PowerPoint 

Public Speaking 

Awards and Honors

2015 Texas 6A D1 Football State Champions

Head Coach of the Year, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Louisiana Tech University Football Team Captain 1989

De Kalb Sport Hall of Honor 

Accomplishments

Head Football Coach record 88-34

Coached for 5 Head Coaches with multiple Texas State Championships

Athletic Director for Athletic Program finished in top 5 of Lone Star Cup four straight years

Winningest Head Coach in Giddings School history

Project manager for two stadium projects, $1.2M, and $20M budget

Project manager on $1.2M Girls Softball, Tennis, Soccer field house

6A DI Football State Champion, 2015

Independence Bowl Co-Champions, 1991

Houston Touchdown Club Semi-Finalist, 2015

Head Football Coach with 25 total Championships over 8 year period

25 year member of Texas High School Coaches Association