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Lions News · Darrly Coleman is named Life School Oak Cliff’s Head Football Coach


Life School would like to welcome Darryl Coleman to Head Varsity Football Coach.  Darryl was promoted from defensive coordinator where he did an exceptional job and earned this opportunity to lead our program.

Coach Darryl Coleman begins his first year as head football coach and continues his third year at Life School Oak Cliff.  Darryl has been an educator for 25 years and a coach for 26 years in the Dallas and Lancaster public schools.  Darryl is the husband of Peggi, a school administrator at API (Private School), and the father of two sons, (Jaalen and Jordaan).

A native of Dallas, Texas, he resides in Red Oak, Texas. Darryl graduated from Dallas David W. Carter High School in 1987 and Angelo State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 1991.  He earned his Master’s Degree in Education (Instructional Technology) at American Intercontinental University in 2004 and his school administration certification from iTeachTexas in 2007.  He is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and American Football Coaches Association.

Coach Coleman was the head football coach at Dallas F.D. Roosevelt High School (2001 – 2002) and defensive coordinator at A. Maceo Smith High School (2004-2005), South Oak Cliff High School (1995-2000), and Paul Quinn College (2000).  While at South Oak Cliff High School, he had the number one defense three of five seasons. Darryl began his teaching and coaching at Dallas Sunset High School (1992 to 1995).

Darryl believes a football program helps student/athletes achieve personal, social, and academic growth, and should be vigorous and enjoyable.  Home environment and personal commitment have direct effects on a student’s performance and support his belief of self-discipline and responsibility for one’s own behavior.   Equipped with appropriate skills, the desire for success, and a positive self-confident attitude, a student/athlete can create and accomplish goals both effective in and out of the athletic arena.

The Lion nation welcomes Darryl Coleman and is looking forward to watching him change lives on and off the field.