Athletic Director / Head Football Coach
Derek Schlieve came to Clarksville ISD as the Athletic Director / Head Football Coach on May 6th, 2019.
Coach Schlieve came to Clarksville ISD from Saint Jo ISD in Saint Jo, Texas. Coach Schlieve spent two
years at Saint Jo ISD. In his first year at Saint Jo ISD the district saw many changes and a great deal of
improvement across the entire athletic department. The football program won as many games in year one
as they had the previous two years combined. The volleyball program went three rounds deep in the
playoffs, the cross country team sent a runner to the state cross country meet, the girls basketball program
improved on their win total from the previous year, the boys basketball team made it to the playoffs for
the first time in seven years, the baseball team won eight games (with every one of their wins over a
playoff qualifier), they were also the district co-champs, bi-district champions (winning their first baseball
playoff game since 1983), regional quarter final champions, and advanced to the regional semifinals (the
first team in the history of Saint Jo ISD to do so), the track team sent 10 athletes to the regional track
meet, the girls golf team qualified for regionals, the boys golf team had the district silver medalist, and the
tennis team sent an athlete to regionals. All in all, year one at Saint Jo ISD was very successful.
Following up on that success, the second year at Saint Jo ISD has seemed to take the momentum from
year one and add to it. Year two at Saint Jo ISD saw Panther Athletics take off at a record breaking pace.
The volleyball program advanced to the regional finals and took one step further than any team in the
history of Saint Jo ISD by making the “elite eight” for the entire state of 1A Texas volleyball. The
football team finished the year with and 8-2 record and also played 3 three varsity opponents with the sub
varsity team and came away victorious in all three of those games. The cross country team sent a runner
to the state cross country meet and that runner came home with a top 10 finish. The girls’ basketball team
made it to the playoffs. The boys’ basketball team also made the playoffs and advanced all the way to the
regional quarter-finals. The baseball team started the season ranked in the top 10 in the state in multiple
pre-season polls. On top of all of this, the track team hosted a JH meet, which was the first track meet
hosted at Saint Jo in over 20 years.
Coach Schlieve went to Saint Jo ISD from Trent ISD in Trent, Texas. Coach Schlieve spent one year at
Trent ISD and during that year he was been able to help the football team break a 714 day losing streak
and the baseball team break a 4 year losing streak.
Prior to being named the Athletic Director at Trent ISD he was at Lefors ISD in Lefors, Texas where he
was the AD / Head Football Coach. In his one year as AD / Head Football Coach at Lefors ISD, Coach
Schlieve lead the Lefors Pirates Football Program as they won the Inaugural Amarillo Kickoff Classic,
finished as District Runners-up, Bi-District Champs, and Regional Finalists.
Prior to being named the AD / Head Football Coach at Lefors ISD he was the Assistant Head Coach and
Defensive Coordinator at Spring Hill ISD (4A) located in Longview, Texas.
Coach Schlieve came down to Texas from Mayville State University which is located in Mayville, North
Dakota. While at Mayville State University, Coach Schlieve was the Head Football Coach from 2011 -
2013. Schlieve inherited a program that had gone 13 – 87 in their previous 100 games. In three short
years, the Mayville State Comets were able to go from that record to a 7-win season and a trip to the
conference championship game. This win total also gave Mayville State Football its first winning season
in over 23 years. The seven wins also put the Comet Football program over .500 (17-16) for the tenure of
Coach Schlieve. This .515 winning percentage gives him the second highest winning percentage in the
program’s 110-year history.
Coach Schlieve started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Wahpeton Public Schools (ND). After
a one-year stint at Wahpeton, he was named defensive coordinator at Pillager Public Schools (MN).
Following a one-year stint as defensive coordinator at Pillager, he was named the head football coach at
Pillager Public Schools and remained there for three seasons. In September of 2005, Schlieve was named
the State of Minnesota football coach of the week. After being a head high school coach for three seasons
he returned to Mayville State to coach the defensive line in the spring of 2007. After completing his
masters' degree, Schlieve left for one year and was the offensive coordinator at Beulah Public Schools
(ND) before returning to Mayville State to be the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator.
Coach Schlieve earned his bachelors’ degree from Mayville State University. He graduated magna cum
laude in 2002 with a major in elementary education and a minor in coaching. He earned his master’s
degree in sports management from St. Cloud State University in 2007, also graduating with magna cum
Coach Schlieve was a four-year letter winner in college and he was twice named Academic All-
Conference (DAC-10) and once named Academic All American (NAIA). He also played in the National
All Star Bowl at the linebacker position in Minneapolis, Minnesota after his senior season.
Coach Schlieve has been a part of several successful program rebuilds, in multiple sports, and realizes
that program building is a total team effort. He has been blessed to have worked with many great coaches
as they built programs together. This is evidenced by the fact that six of Coach Schlieve’s former
assistant coaches have gone on to become athletic directors at the high school level, one of his former
assistants has gone on to become an athletic director at the college level, and one of his former assistant
coaches has gone on to work in the NFL as an equipment manager.
Coach Schlieve resides in Clarksville with his beautiful wife Sarah and their sons Camdyn & Xavier
(along with twins coming this fall).