Derek King
Personal information
Full name Derek Terrion King
Date of birth (1980-04-12) 12 April 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Trinidad and Tobago U20 (head coach)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999-2005 Trinidad and Tobago 33 (1)
Teams managed
Years Team
2008–2011 Joe Public
2012–2015 Trinidad and Tobago U20
2013–2016 Trinidad and Tobago (assistant)
2017–2018 North East Stars
2018 Santa Rosa
2018–2019 HFX Wanderers (assistant)
2019– Trinidad and Tobago U20
2019– Trinidad and Tobago (assistant)

Derek Terrion King (born 12 April 1980)[1] is a Trinbagonian football manager and former player who serves as head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national under-20 football team and as an assistant coach for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team.

Playing career

King was named in the team for 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2005 Caribbean Cup. He made his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago against South Africa at the age of 19.

Coaching career

Joe Public

In 2009, King won his first league championship as a manager with Joe Public, also winning the Trinidad and Tobago FA Trophy and Trinidad and Tobago Classic while being named TT Pro League Manager of the Year.[2][3]

Trinidad and Tobago

From June 2013 until November 2016, King served as an assistant coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national team under Stephen Hart.[3]

King was put in charge of the Trinidad and Tobago national under-20 football team for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

North East Stars

In 2017, King led North East Stars to the club's second-ever TT Pro League title.[3]

King departed North East Stars in February 2018 after the league imposed a new wage structure which severely limited the salaries of players and technical staff.[2]

Santa Rosa

On 3 April 2018, King joined TT Super League side Santa Rosa and led the club to a league championship that season.[2][4] He was subsequently named the league's Coach of the Year.[5]

HFX Wanderers

King joined Stephen Hart's coaching staff for HFX Wanderers's inaugural season in December 2018.[6] In December 2019 King announced he was departing Halifax to return to Trinidad and Tobago.[7]

Return to Trinidad and Tobago

Upon his departure from the HFX Wanderers King was announced as the new assistant coach for Trinidad and Tobago under Terry Fenwick.[8] He will also serve as the head coach for the Trinidad and Tobago under-20 side.[9]

Honours

Joe Public

North East Stars

Santa Rosa

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Derek King profile". Soca Warriors.net. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Joel Bailey (4 April 2018). "King takes over as FC Santa Rosa coach". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Andrew Gioannetti (7 December 2018). "King joins Hart in Canada League". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ Joel Bailey (27 March 2019). "David takes over as FC Santa Rosa coach". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ Joel Bailey (21 December 2018). "Marshall claims Super League MVP". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ Gareth Hampshire (6 December 2018). "Derek King, Michael Hunter join Stephen Hart's coaching staff at HFX Wanderers FC". Canadian Premier League. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ Jacques, John (December 21, 2019). "Halifax Wanderers Coach Derek King Departs Club For National Team Opportunity".
  8. ^ Bailey, Joel (December 20, 2019). "King to serve as Fenwick's assistant".
  9. ^ Liburd, Lasana (December 20, 2019). "King tipped to join Fenwick's staff, recommended for T&T U-20 coaching post".