Derek begins his fifth season as the head football coach at Mayfair High School. In his four seasons, he has led the Monsoons to a record of 33-14 (16-2 in Suburban League), recorded two Suburban League titles, and four appearances in the CIF Playoffs. Derek is very familiar with the Suburban league having spent time as an assistant at La Mirada and Bellflower High School. Along with coaching on the high school level, Coach Bedell has 14 years of collegiate coaching experience. He spent several years coaching Community College football, at Citrus College and Glendale College. While at Glendale College he was a member of the coaching staff that led the Vaqueros to a Western States Conference Championship as well as 2 Junior College Bowl Appearances. Derek also spent three seasons on the NCAA Division III level at the University of La Verne. Derek began his career at Arcadia High School. Derek resides in Long Beach with his wife Victoria and their three children Derek 18, Mia 16, and Jack 7.