Derek LarkinHead Coach
Alma Mater: Missouri Valley College '96
Office Phone: 918-343-7995
In just four seasons on the Hill Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach Derek Larkin has established a winning tradition with the Rogers State University soccer programs
Larkin led both of his first-year programs to a second place finish in Sooner Athletics Conference and a spot in the Region VI Tournament in 2007 and reached the postseason with both squads again in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He spurred the Hillcat women to the SAC Tournament Championship during their inaugural season and was named SAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year for his efforts.
His teams have combined for 101 wins over a four-year span with the women’s program posting an astounding 56-23-1 record. Both the men and women enjoyed double digit win totals in each of their first four seasons and have averaged a fourth place finish in the conference.
Larkin joined RSU in January 2007 as the university’s first head soccer coach. Before coming to the Hill, Larkin enjoyed success as the head boy’s soccer coach at Bishop Kelley High School from 2004-06. He led the Comets to back-to-back state championships in 2005 and 2006.
Larkin previously served as the head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Bacone College from 2002 to 2004. He was named the Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2002 after leading the Lady Warriors to the conference championship.
Larkin also juggled “double duty” as both the men’s and women’s head soccer coach at Missouri Valley College from 1997 to 1999 and at Catoosa High School from 1999 to 2002. He compiled six district championships at Catoosa and was honored as the head coach of the Oklahoma All-State team in 2002.
A four-year starter at Missouri Valley College, Larkin was a two-year captain leading the Vikings to two Heart of America Conference Championships. He was twice named first team all-conference and second team all-region.
Larkin currently serves as a boy’s coach for the Northeast Oklahoma Futbol Club and is the former director of coaching for the Oklahoma Revolution Soccer Club and girl’s head coach for the Tulsa Nationals Soccer Club. He has collected four Directors Cup Oklahoma State Championships in his coaching career.
Larkin and his wife Christy have two boys, Zach (11) and Adam (9) and reside in Owasso.