Defensive Line Coach Derek Coker
Office phone: 419-358-3298
Coker began his college career at Tiffin University in 2001 where he started as a freshman and sophomore at defensive tackle. He was voted the best defensive lineman as sophomore by his teammates. Coker then transferred to The Ohio State University and walked on the Buckeye football team in the spring of 2003. Playing defensive line for Head Coach Jim Tressel and Defensive Coordinator Mark Dantonio, Coker was a member of the Buckeyes in the spring of 2003 and 2004 before suffering an injury that forced him to take a year off.
Returning to football at University of Findlay in 2005, Coker started at center for the Oilers during his senior season in 2006. He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration in 2007. Coker currently resides in Findlay, Ohio.