Long Jump & Triple Jump Coach

Derrick Tinsley is a Paraprofessional and Coach entering his 5th season as the long and triple jump coach. Born in Marietta, GA, Coach Tinsley is a graduate of Marietta High in 2001.  He played football for James “Friday” Richards from 1997-2000. A four year starter at running back, Coach Tinsley became an all-county and all state football player. Also a track star for MHS, Coach Tinsley was an all-state contributor on a successful track team that won region championships 1998-2001 and back-to-back state championships for 2000-2001 also the high point champion at the GHSA state meet in 2001 and state long jump champion in 2001. Coach Tinsley received a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee, where he was a running back, wide receiver, and special team player from 2001-2004, and later an undrafted free agent in 2005 with the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Tinsley is proud to be back home with his family and supportive community, including his wife Ashlee Tinsley and his twins Izabelle and Isaiah Tinsley