Derek is with University of Utah Health Care. He has joined with us as our Director of Sports Medicine at Highland High School. Derek works with Highland High athletes, coaches, administrators, and other health care professionals in overseeing the care of the injured athlete and their return to play. Additionally, he offers performance enhancement training to athletes helping them achieve their highest athletic capacity. He also works with practitioners from the University of Utah conducting workshops for coaches and athletes covering preventative and performance driven topics.
Derek graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training (Sport's Medicine). He also received his Master's in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology (Performance Enhancement).
Derek's main goal is to keep Highland High student athletes safe, and make sure they receive the best medical care possible if an injury should occur. He started working for University of Utah Health Care in 2015. Derek has been working with Highland High since 2008 where he did his Graduate Assistantship, and also taught Sports Medicine.
Derek supervises and trains Sports Medicine students from the University of Utah, using Highland High School as a clinical instructional setting. Derek is a native to Salt Lake City. He loves being active in all sports. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family.