Derek Stewart is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. After a stellar career at Augusta College (now Augusta State University) in Augusta, Ga, where he finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer and shot blocker, he embarked on a 9 year professional career that took him and his wife Keisha to locales across the globe. Germany, France, Israel, and China would be home while he pursued his dream of playing pro basketball.
In 2001, Derek retired and the couple, along with their then three year old son Coy, settled in his wife’s hometown of Columbia, SC. After working in the mortgage industry for three years followed by a two year coaching stint at a local high school, Derek created Jumpball Training, a basketball training company designed to help players of all ages and skill level reach their potential on the basketball court.
In the summer of 2008, Derek would change careers yet again as Coy discovered a passion for acting. As Coy’s career began to take off, Derek soon realized that he would be spending countless hours on set and decided to put that time to good use. Always a writer at heart, he penned The Unlikely Journey, the story of the family’s journey into the entertainment business as they supported Coy’s pursuit of his dream.
Supporting Coy’s dream led Derek to discover a dream of his own. He is currently enrolled at the International Academy of Film and Television in Burbank, CA studying to be a filmmaker. Chaysecoy Entertainment, INC Chaysecoy Entertainment, INC
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