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About Coach Derkacz

Derkacz is well-known in local track and cross country circles, having served as assistant track and cross country coach at Minisink Valley High School from December 2006 through June 2011. Additionally, he founded the Excelsior Running Club in Westtown in 2013 and has mentored several youth runners who have advanced to USATF regional, national and Junior Olympic championships.

A 12-time letterman in cross country and track at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., Derkacz was captain of both teams. Since the Summer of 2009, he has served as a member of the resident coaching staff at The Running School in Swan Lake, N.Y. He completed his Level II coaching certification through USA Track & Field in 2011.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Dickinson College and a master’s degree in Education from Mount Saint Mary College. He has also begun an associate’s degree in Exercise Studies through the Movement Science department at SUNY Orange and founded the College’s student running club in 2013.