Derick Roe joined Ohio Swimming and Diving as an assistant coach in October of 2012. Prior to his time in Athens, Roe worked as an assistant coach at Colgate from 2010-12.
Roe was a four-year letterwinner at Eastern Michigan and a two-time NCAA mid-major All-American. He was a two-time Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Year honoree and holds the MAC record in the 50-yard freestyle.
He qualified for Olympic Swimming Trials in 2008 as a member of Club Wolverine under current Colgate head coach Fernando Canales. Roe was formerly ranked 58th in the FINA World rankings for the 50-meter freestyle.
While at Eastern, he coached at Green Hills High School in Ann Arbor, Mich, and mentored swimmers for the Ypsilanti Otters Swim Club. Roe also was a councilor at a number of University of Michigan swim camps.
Roe graduated in 2010 from Eastern Michigan with degrees in history and electronic media and film studies.