Derek Zacatenco is an assistant coach of varsity and junior varsity boys lacrosse coach at Morristown Beard School.
Prior to becoming an assistant coach at Morristown Beard, Derek started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Thunder Lacrosse Club for fourth graders. Now having the opportunity to coach at a higher level, he is looking forward to passing on his knowledge and mold high schoolers into true student athletes. With his excellent energy, dedication, and passion for the game of lacrosse, Derek hopes to provide a positive and upbeat atmosphere to the team.
Derek attended Guilford College where he played lacrosse for 3 years. He started as a midfielder, and, by his junior season, took over as the starting lefty attackman. Derek was voted player of the week for USILA during the beginning of his junior year season, and he reached over 100 goals throughout his college career.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in business. Derek is continuing his lacrosse career, as he recently just tried out for the Mexico National Lacrosse Team, where he hopes for the opportunity to play in the world games of lacrosse, which will be held in Medellin, Columbia during the summer of 2022.