Head Coach Derek Alford

This is my 29th year in the coaching profession while I also taught Math for the first 23 years of my career.  I am blessed with a beautiful wife Stephanie who works in the College and Career Department at Allen High School.  We have a son Hunter who is majoring in business at the University of North Texas.  He graduated from Allen HS in 2017 where he played soccer and football.  I have had teaching/coaching stops at Kriby JH-Wichita Falls, Hirschi High School-Wichita Falls, Garland HS, Petrolia HS, Quinlan Ford HS, Midway HS-Waco and Allen HS before coming to Rowlett. I grew up in GISD graduating from South Garland in 1987 then went on to get my degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.  I am proud to call GISD home once again!