Green River welcomes back Coach Derek Slaughter to lead the Gator's track and field programs for the 2020-2021 season. This will be Coach Slaughter's fourth year with the Gators specializing in the throws. He is a USA Track and Field Level 2 and USA Weightlifting Level 2 certified coach, and has a background in strength and conditioning.
As an athlete Coach Slaughter competed for the San Joaquin Delta Mustangs men's track team in Stockton, CA in the hammer where he received Athlete of the Year honors in his final year. Most recently he studied Kinesiology at California State University, Stanislaus.
Outside of Green River, Coach Slaughter continues to throw competing in the Scottish tradition of the Highland Games. He resides in Renton, WA with his wife Sydnee and their 6 year old daughter Kelly.