Derrick Hintz began his career with the Yellowjackets in 2002. 2017 marks marks coach Hintz's second stint as the defensive coordinator after coahing the LB's, OL, coordinating special teams, and serving as head coach in 2011-12. Coach Hintz has over 40 years seasons of coaching experience in high school football, college football, high school wrestling, and high school track and field. Coach hintz has his BS in Technology Education from UW-Stout, and his MA in Applied Kinesiology-Sports Science from the University of Minnesota. Coach Hintz teaches Technology Education and Engineering at Byron High School. Last but certainly not least, Coach Hintz is married to Deb and has a son Matthew who wrestles at Iowa Lakes CC, and a daughter named Maddeson, a Yellowjacket volleyball player.