Memorial High School, which in August will open as Frisco ISD’s 10th high school, has its first head football coach and campus athletic coordinator.
Derick Roberson, who spent the last three years as head football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Skyline High School in Dallas, was approved Monday night by the FISD Board of Trustees. Roberson, a graduate of Texas Tech University, has spent 23 years in the Dallas ISD as a teacher, coach and administrator.
“The opportunity to come to a school district that is highly recognized for its achievements, and more importantly, how it impacts kids, was something I couldn’t pass up,” Roberson said.
Memorial will open for the 2018-19 school year with grades 9-11 and its athletic teams will compete at the varsity level immediately. In all sports other than football, Memorial will be grouped in a district with the other nine FISD high schools. In football, Memorial will be part of Class 5A Division II District 7-5A with FISD high schools Frisco, Lebanon Trail and Reedy. The FISD schools will be joined by five other high schools: Denison, Denton Braswell, Lake Dallas, Lovejoy and Princeton.
The other six FISD football programs will be in 5A Division I District 5-5A. (More details here).
Roberson was Skyline’s offensive coordinator and college recruiting coordinator for 10 years before becoming the head coach and campus athletic coordinator at Bryan Adams High School in 2008. In Roberson’s first year at Bryan Adams, he helped the Cougars earn their second playoff appearance in 25 years. He led Bryan Adams to the playoffs three times in five seasons before becoming a Dallas ISD assistant athletic director for three years. He took over as Skyline’s head football coach and campus athletic coordinator in February of 2015.
“Coach Roberson is a man of strong character with a long history of making a positive impact on teams and kids,” Frisco ISD Athletic Director David Kuykendall said. “He fits well with our mission as a district and we’re excited to welcome him.”