|Previous College:||Cal State Northridge, 2006|
|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Derek Hanks starts his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Cal State Northridge Women's Soccer program in 2010. He served a volunteer coach in 2007, moved to the second assistant position for the 2008 and 2009 seasons and has re-assumed the volunteer duties for the 2010 season.
Since his start with the Northridge staff, the Matadors' defense has been one of the more formidable units in the Big West Conference. In 2009, the squad helped secure eight shutouts and two members of the backline (Katie Fox, Second Team, and Brielle Slepicoff, Honorable Mention) received All-Big West honors. In 2008, then-captain Nalena Betancourt also received All-Big West Honorable Mention accolades.
Hanks was also a four-year starter for the Matadors from 2003-2006.The two-time captain started 77 matches over his distinguished career and finished seventh in the all-time ranks after playing in 78 matches. Hanks accumulated five goals over his career, including two scores as a senior, and notched 12 points for his career.
Hanks graduated in 2006 from Cal State Northridge with his B.S. in Kinesiology.