Having known Derrick personally, I have never met a kid more dedicated to weight lifting. I haven't talk to Derrick since high school, so I won't pretend to act like I know him as adult. But, I never knew how bad Derrick had it because he never complained. I am surprised to hear outspoken he is, because he was always pretty quite and never complained about putting in work.
Just an outsider that won't even begin to understand what might have happened at linden wood. It appears to me premature firing. Let's look at this way if all of weight lifters place and had a strong showing that would bring notoriety to a up and coming program. Secound he has been getting exposure locally and nationally with news programs and Nickelodan further the ability of the bring in new recruits. Finally, listen to his team they believed in him they were also succeeding under him, neither seems like a reason to let go of a coach. Lindenwood in the long run did Derrick a favor I am willing to bet he will use this as motivation to succeed elsewhere. I believe in Derrick so do your thing friend.