Derek Biss is in his third year on the Hilltop. He assists in all aspects of the program. Biss came to Georgetown from George Washington University where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for one season.
In 2015, the Hoyas had an impressive season with a mark of 16-2-3 overall and 9-0-0 in BIG EAST Conference play, winning both the BIG EAST Conference regular season and championship titles. The tournament championship was the first in program history. Georgetown went on a program record 18-game unbeaten streak including a 14-game win streak. With the Blue & Gray failing to advance in penalty kicks in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, the unbeaten streak continued into 2016.
Individually, Brandon Allen became GU’s first-ever MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist. He joined Joshua Yaro as an All-American and five Hoyas were regional All-Americans. In the BIG EAST, JT Marcinkowski was named the Freshman of the Year and Yaro earned Defender of the Year honors. Additionally, eight Hoyas were selected All-BIG EAST and the coaches won Staff of the Year honors.
Following the season, six players moved on to the MLS with Yaro being selected as the second overall pick and Keegan Rosenberry earning the third overall selection. Cole Seiler was selected in the first round, 16th overall, and Josh Turnley was drafted 42nd overall. Allen and Alex Muyl both signed homegrown contracts for the first time in program history.
Biss was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2004 Atlantic 10 Championship after allowing just one goal in three games and tying a tournament record with two shutouts. A member of the men’s soccer team from 2002-05, Biss ranks second all-time at GW with 274 career saves.
In 2013, Biss served as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of the District of Columbia, where he worked with the goalkeepers, helping the Firebirds to a 7-6-3 record.
Following his graduation, Biss served as a strength and conditioning coach at GW for two years while pursuing his master’s degree. A native of Pittsfield, Mass., Biss earned his bachelor’s degree in history from GW in 2006 and his master’s degree in tourism administration with a concentration in sports management from GW in 2008.
He is currently the director of goalkeeping for Bethesda Olney Soccer Academy (BOSA) and also the coach of the U-13 Pre-Academy team. From 2010-15, Biss worked as a coach and administrator with D.C. Stoddert Soccer.
He currently holds a USSF National B License, USSF National Youth License and USSF National Goalkeeping License, as well as a United Soccer Coaches Level II Goalkeeping License and a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma.
Biss and his wife Eileen Whelan reside in Arlington, Va.