With 27 years of coaching and teaching experience, Tyler ISD is excited to have Coach Darrell Piske join our team as the head football coach and athletic coordinator at Robert E. Lee High School.
Coach Piske has a reputation of transforming teams with losing records into state title contenders. Coach Piske spent the past four years as athletic director and head football coach at Fairfield High School, where he led the football team to back-to-back district championships. Before he started coaching at Fairfield the team had only won four games in the previous three seasons.
Prior to coaching at Fairfield, Coach Piske served as the athletic director and head football coach at Valley Mills High School, where he took over a football program that had not won more than four games in a season for the past seven years. After his arrival, he took the football team to semi-finals and quarter-finals. He has also coached at Terrell High School, Scurry-Rosser High School, Copperas Cove High School, Kennedale High School, Bartlett High School and Llano High School.
Last year, Coach Piske earned the District 20-3A Coach of the Year award, a title he’s held the past two years. In 2006 he was a Gordon Wood Coach of the Year finalist and in 2005 he received the Mirabeau B. Lamar Teacher of the Year award.
“We are excited about Coach Piske leading the Robert E. Lee football team in a new direction,” Tyler ISD Athletic Director Rod Kaspar said. “We believe he’s going to be an asset not only to our school district, but also to the community.”
Coach Piske has been married 27 years to his wife Debbie Piske and they are parents to Dustin, 23; Dalton, 21; and Dylan, 14.