Head Coach

Derek Irons has been the head coach at Oak Mountain High School for eight years. During that time, the Eagles reached the playoffs for four consecutive seasons, a school record. OMHS has been named an ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award recipient in each season Irons has been at Oak Mountain.

Irons and his wife Leslie have three children: Luke, Alex, and Kate. They are members of the Church at Brook Hills. The Irons’ co-founded WOD for Water-Troy, an organization that has raised over $500,000 for the sake of clean water globally. They partner with NeverThirst in Birmingham, and you can read more about NeverThirst at neverthirstwater.org.


Assistant Coach

Andrew Pickett has been an assistant coach at Oak Mountain for four years. He spent one year serving as an assistant coach at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa. He was a SS/P for Montevallo High School and a pitcher at the University of Montevallo for two seasons. He teaches Career Prep and Marketing classes at OMHS and is also an assistant football coach.

Andrew is married to his Kindergarten sweetheart, Brittany. Brittany was a 5th grade teacher at Calera before becoming the Library Media Specialist for Calera Middle School. They have two children, Rylan and Easton


Assistant Coach

Jason Neeley has coached in the Oak Mountain system for 17 years. He's been an assistant baseball coach at OMHS for the last eight. Prior to that, he was the head baseball coach at Oak Mountain Middle School. During his time at OMMS, they won two conference championships and compiled a 206-84 record. He also coaches football at OMMS.

He is married to Renae who is employed at Oak Mountain Elementary School. Jason and Renae have 4 children; Thomas, Cole, Jaycie, and Nathan.

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