As Vice President of Collegiate Sports, Derek Crocker is responsible for creating the college football and basketball broadcast schedules for FOX Sports, including which games are selected in the football “draft'' process -- a multifaceted, data-driven analytical process of determining the strategic planning and programming to select which games will air on the appropriate FOX Sports network.
Over his 15-year career with the company, Crocker has cultivated unparalleled relationships with FOX Sports’ collegiate league partners and commissioners and is the is the “boots on the ground” executive collaborating with Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, Mountain West and BIG EAST football and basketball conferences to navigate big-picture issues, which recently included the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the past nine years, Crocker has been an integral part in maintaining FOX Sports' relationship with the BIG EAST Conference as well as a part of the team that landed the network’s Big Ten rights agreement and helped secure a new partnership with the Mountain West Conference.
In 2017, Derek was named to The Big Lead’s “40 Under 40: Behind the Scenes in Sports Media” list. In 2019, he was included on Sports Business Journal's “College Sports Power Players” list.
Derek Crocker is a leader at FOX Sports and throughout the community. His hard work, determination, and commitment to working collaboratively across functions and teams elevated him through the ranks. Beyond his corporate success and with a pay-it-forward attitude, he dedicates personal time to foster the growth and student mentorship of those with an interest in careers in sports media.