Derek Sabedra's enters his third year coaching both men's and women's tennis at St. Mary's. Prior to his first appointment as a collegiate head coach, Sabedra was the head coach at Great Mills High School from 2002 to 2006. He led the Hornets to a 15-3 record in his last campaign, earning Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) Coach of the Year honors. Sabedra captured St. Mary’s County Coach of the Year accolades in 2005 after mentoring Great Mills to a 12-5 record.
Sabedra has held numerous coaching positions in the tri-county area and is currently the head junior varsity football coach at Great Mills and the assistant girls’ basketball coach at Patuxent High School . In 2000-2001, he served as both the assistant boys’ lacrosse and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Great Mills. Sabedra also held two head coaching positions in basketball when he led the Great Mills boys’ basketball team in 2004 and the Calverton Lady Cougars in 2005.
Sabedra is currently employed at St. Mary’s County Public Schools as a behavioral specialist.
A local Southern Maryland product, he attended Calvert High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992. Sabedra later earned his master’s degree from Bowie State University in 2000.