40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Derrick Minor


Foard High School

Job Title

Head Football Coach


Minor is entering his sixth season as head coach and his 13th season overall. Known for his Pride Points system and “Earn Your Stripes” program, Minor emphasizes volunteering in the community and developing leadership among his players. His programs have led to a school- record 12 wins and North Carolina state semi-finalists at Princeton High; and nine wins and the first playoff win since 1982 at Foard High.