Boys Varsity Football · Ridge View High School announces the hiring of Coach Derek Howard II as the new Head Football Coach


Ridge View High School announces the hiring of Derek Howard II as their new Head Football Coach. Coach Howard, who was Ridge View’s first QB has now returned as the new Head Coach.

Prior to coming to Ridge View, Howard served as the Head Football Coach at Wilson High School for three years.He also previously served as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Ridge View High School for five years. From 2008-2011, he served as the Offensive Coordinator and QB coach at Keenan High School. Howard also has coaching experience at Fairfield Central High School, Lower Richland High School and Allen University. In total he has over 20 years of coaching experience.

Howard is a graduate of Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. While at Morehouse, he was a 4-year starter at running back. Howard is a member of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association, American Football Coaches Association and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. In the classroom, he has spent 20 years as a Chemistry teacher.

Howard has been married to Desiree Howard for 19 years and they have three kids, Dekere, Derek III and Drew.

Welcome Back Home, Coach Howard!